What To Do After a DUI Arrest
Defense from Our Olathe DUI Lawyer
The steps you take after being arrested for
drunk driving are crucial. You must act quickly and you must tread carefully if you
want to make sure that you have the best chance of a reduction or dismissal
of your DUI charges. Whether you are facing a first or
second DUI offense, or if you have been arrested for a
felony DUI, you will face an immediate
license suspension. It may be possible for you to have your license reinstated, however,
as long as you follow correct procedure.
Schedule your iniital free case evaluation today to begin protecting your rights.
How to Strengthen Your Defense
The first thing you should do immediately following a DUI arrest is to
remain silent. In any arrest situation, be sure to observe your
Miranda Rights and speak to no one about your arrest or alleged offenses until you have
spoken to a defense attorney. Should you say anything to anyone, that
information could be misconstrued and used to your disadvantage in court,
so keep quiet and take the next necessary step:
hire an experienced and professional Olathe DUI lawyer from Martin &
Once you've hired an attorney, you will be able to discuss your arrest
with them and determine what
defense strategy could be used to fight your charges. You should be sure to hire a lawyer
immediately after your arrest to have the most time to prepare your defense. The more
time you have to strengthen your case, the higher your chances of success will be.
Protecting Your Driving Priveleges
You only have 10 days after your arrest to take the next step in your defense,
which is to
request an administrative hearing.
In the state of Kansas, your license will be immediately suspended after
a DUI arrest. You can fight to have your driving privileges restored,
however, by attending an
administrative hearing. In this hearing, your case will be reviewed by an administrative hearing
officer (not a judge or jury) and you will be given the opportunity to
dispute your charges and have your license reinstated. It is important
to have excellent representation at such a hearing, which is why you should
retain an attorney directly following your arrest.
Call Martin & Wallentine - We Serve All of Johnson County
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, contact the offices
of Martin & Wallentine right away. We handle DUI cases almost daily
and have the experience needed to provide you with competent defense.
Our team has successfully represented numerous trial cases and is prepared
to give our full attention and energy to your DUI case. Call (913) 232-2518
now for a free initial consultation or fill out our
online case evaluation so that we can review your situation and inform you of your options.