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What To Do After a DWI Arrest

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DWI charges can be overwhelming, and can potentially lead to very serious, life-altering consequences if you don’t take immediate action to defend yourself. Following an arrest for Driving While Intoxicated (DWI), there are essential steps you need to take in order to protect your license and secure a solid legal defense. For help fighting DWI charges, contact Plyer Law Firm before making your next move.

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What Should You Do Next?

Hire an Attorney

After you’ve been arrested, the very first thing you should do is contact Attorney Plyler. Legal help will not only make the process easier for you, but it will significantly increase your chances for a positive outcome. An experienced DWI lawyer will ensure you meet all deadlines and will utilize every opportunity to have your charges reduced or dropped.

Take Notes About Your Arrest

Another thing you can do to aid your attorney in the defense of your case is to write down everything you remember about the circumstances of your arrest. Did the officer pull you over with probable cause? Was the field sobriety test administered lawfully? An unlawful arrest could be serious and may help your case a great deal.

Find Possible Witnesses

Also consider where you went and when, what you ate, what you drank, and who saw you. If you have witnesses, such as a waitress or valet driver who can attest to your sober state, try to contact them for court purposes.

Consider What Effected Your Driving

You could also survey the arrest site to see if anything on the road could have caused your arrest, rather than drugs or alcohol. For example, were there hazards on the road or unclear traffic signs that could have affected your driving abilities? Take pictures of any questionable dangers or unsafe conditions in the road.

Question the Validity of Your Tests

If you took a chemical test, such as a blood or breath test, think about the circumstances of the test administration. Did you belch before the breath test, or was your blood draw site swabbed with alcohol before the test? Think about whether the area where you did your field sobriety test was uneven or hazardous, or if you were wearing heels that could have affected your ability to walk. If you were sick or injured, that too could have impacted your driving.

Any of these factors could have a bearing in your DWI case, and are important details your attorney should be made aware of. While your attorney handles legalities, try to think through the events of your arrest to better aid your defense.

Facing DWI Charges? Call Us at (910) 248-4276

If you have been charged with a DWI, don’t waste another minute, contact our experienced attorney at Plyler Law Firm, P.A. to start building your defense. Attorney Plyler has more than 20 years of legal experience, and has represented countless DWI cases, providing aggressive, competent defense.

For help with your DWI charges in Fayetteville, NC, contact Plyler Law Firm, P.A..

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    Matthew R. Plyler is a general practice attorney who provides knowledgeable and compassionate representation to residents of Fayetteville and the surroundings area. He has been practicing law for over 20 years, handling a wide range of practice areas. This experience provides him with the background and skill needed to be successful. He approaches each case with a rare level of dedication and zeal that serves his clients well. During the initial consultation, he will take as much time as is ...

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