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.
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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 Johnson County DUI lawyer from Martin & Wallentine.
Once you've hired a lawyer, 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 an attorney 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 Privileges
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 a lawyer directly following your arrest.
Call Martin & Wallentine - We Serve All of Johnson County
If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, contact 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) 764-9700 for an initial consultation or fill out our online case evaluation so that we can review your situation and inform you of your options.
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