Pretty much everyone can agree that being pulled over by law enforcement is a nerve-racking experience, even if you have nothing to hide. But if you’ve recently been charged with DUI by the Po Po, Not Guilty Adams can help!
If an officer has pulled you over and arrested you on suspicion of driving under the influence, the first thing you need to remember is to choose to refuse. Politely refuse to submit to any field sobriety tests (or as I like to call them, “roadside gymnastics”) or any blood, breath, or urine tests. It is also crucial that you politely decline to answer any of the officer’s questions. Whether they are playing the nice cop or the bully, their primary goal is to get you convicted, so don’t allow yourself to fall prey to any tactics designed to get information out of you. Remember, the less evidence you give to an officer, the more likely you will be able to prevail over your charges!
After you have said no-no to the Po Po, assert your right to a lawyer and call The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC. When you meet with Attorney Adams, he will go over the details of your case and clarify what your goals are. After investigating your case and gathering evidence, Attorney Adams can see whether it is possible to negotiate for a reduction of your charges, such as a reduction from DUI to reckless operation. Many people choose to go this route in order to avoid litigation in court.
If you are not offered a deal or would rather challenge your charges in court, Attorney Adams can help you litigate your case. There are multiple things that can be challenged, including the stop itself (was it unlawful?) or evidence from unreliable or incorrectly administered chemical tests. Our goal is to minimize the amount of evidence that the Po Po can use against you in order to increase your chances of having your case dismissed.
When you work with The Law Offices of Steven R. Adams, LLC, we may also be able to help you get your driver’s license back. Although there is a five-day hearing, also known as the ALS hearing, the state actually has 30 days to try to prevent you from regaining your license. If they are not successful during this time, you can get it back. However, you certainly stand a better chance of getting your license back during the hearing if you made the decision to choose to refuse because there is little evidence that can be used against you!
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