Driving under the influence is a serious offense in all 50 states. It can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony; both levels of DUI charges carry different punishments with them. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, you can protect your finances, your job, your family, and your freedom by retaining qualified DUI legal counsel immediately.
Seeking Legal Representation During Arrest
A DUI attorney is well versed in the laws of your state regarding this offense. After your arrest, you may feel confused, frightened, and inclined to believe anything that the arresting officers tell you about your alleged crime. While the police officers may be doing their job to the best of their ability, you still have legal rights that should be looked after to ensure that you are receiving the fairest treatment allowable by law. As soon as you are arrested and taken into the police station you have the right to request an attorney.