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What To Do When Facing a First Time DWI Charge

On Behalf of | May 17, 2013 | Firm News |

Being pulled over and placed under arrest for a suspected DWI, especially if it is a first time DWI charge, can be an extremely frightening and traumatic experience. There you are on the side of the road, being told you need to submit to field sobriety tests, or that you must agree to take a breathalyzer test, or face being arrested. You have little to no familiarity with criminal law, and are not fully aware of the state’s rules and regulations concerning driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol, yet you are aware that the officer has more than likely already made up his/her mind that you have been driving while intoxicated. You may be asking yourself what you should do, or you may be wondering “if I need an attorney who can help me with a first time DWI I got in the Minneapolis area, where do I go?”.

The first thing you need to do, if you have been pulled over for a suspected DWI, is not admit to any wrong doing. No matter how much you want to try and defend yourself and your actions, and regardless of whether or not you have been drinking, you need to exercise your right to remind silent so that you do not incriminate yourself. Other than providing your driver’s license and proof of insurance, politely decline to answer any questions, submit to any tests or provide any additional information until you have your attorney present. As soon as you arrive at the police station, you need to contact the firm and speak with one of the firm’s experienced criminal defense lawyers.

A DWI conviction will have a definite effect on your family, your future and your freedom. That is why you owe it to yourself to seek aggressive legal counsel at the firm. When you contact the firm, the attorney will be able to thoroughly investigate your arrest, challenge the charges you face, fight hard to defend your rights, and work diligently to see the charges against you are reduced, or dropped in their entirety.

If you live in Minneapolis, or the surrounding area, and you need legal assistance with a first time DWI, contact a Minneapolis DWI attorney at Martin Law Offices today.