Being pulled over for a DUI is obviously not a good thing. It is something that would ruin anyone’s night. When you are pulled over for a DUI, you will be asked to do some tests. Assuming that you fail them, your car will be towed, and you will be brought to the police station. When you are arrested for a DUI, you must spend a night in jail to sober up before they release you. From there, you will need someone to give you a ride home, or you will have to take a taxi. Below are steps you should take once you're released from your night in jail.
1. Figure out where your car was towed to. Car impound lots charge you for the time your car is there, and the price is not cheap. In order to avoid spending a lot of money on your car’s impoundment, you must make sure to get to it as soon as possible. Believe me, you will need to save money after being pulled over for a DUI.
2. Your next step is to clean yourself up. After a night in jail, you will feel dirty. A shower will get you clean and make you feel fresh and ready to get started on your defense.
3. Now you need to do research in order to find a good DUI lawyer to defend you. Some people argue that this is the first thing that you should do. It is definitely the most important, but it can wait until after you have calmed down and gotten a fresh start to the day. There are many ways that you can do research to find a good lawyer. You can ask some family and friends, you could search online, or you could ask a different type of lawyer that you have used if he or she has any suggestions.
4. Once you have a good list of lawyers, you should call them up to see what they will charge you, how long they have been practicing DUI law, what results they think they can get for you, and if they are available for your court date.
5. Once you have narrowed the list down a little more, it is time to do some free consultations. Free consultations are a way for you to meet with a lawyer in person and get a feel for how they are going to defend your case. From here, you will choose your lawyer, and the rest will pretty much be up them.