Speak to Us About A Drunk Driving Charge
The first thing our OWI attorneys generally do when defending a client in a drunk driving case, is conduct a consultation. During the initial consultation, the attorney will gather some information regarding the case. Some of this information could include:
- Why the police stopped the individual
- Any statements made by the individual to cop
- How the person performed on the field sobriety tests
- What preliminary breath test result was
- What the datamaster (breathalyzer) result was
- How long person stayed in jail
It is important to keep in mind that there are many facts that our OWI lawyers needs to evaluate in each step. In most cases, the attorney will ideally want to obtain the discovery pack which includes the police report and blood, breath, or urine results, also in-car and booking room video when available.
After gathering the basic info, the attorney will inform the client of the options available to him/her in that situation. Some possible options include:
- Filing a motion
- Invoking right to trial
- Taking a plea
It is also important that the attorney goes over the potential consequences of the convictions that he/she may be convicted of.
Working with an OWI attorney will allow the client the benefit of professional legal guidance and advice on their case. A good defense attorney will work hard to make sure their client gets the best possible outcome for each client’s individual case. Facing a drunk driving charge can be a stressful and unsettling situation which is just one of many reasons it is important to have an experienced attorney by your side to assist you through the legal proceedings of the case.