Getting behind the wheel after having a little too much to drink is not the brightest idea an individual can have. Even so, there is the perception that by keeping to the back streets and going slow, it could be possible to get home without an incident. If a police officer notices the erratic motion of a vehicle and stops the car, the driver will be facing fines and, possibly, worse. At this juncture, the only thing to do is hire a DUI attorney in Salisbury, MD.
Going Over the Details
In order to defend the client, the DUI attorney in Salisbury, MD will need to know every detail about the incident. That includes what the client had to drink, when the individual got behind the wheel, and what was happening at the time the officer pulled the individual over. As part of the discussion, the attorney will want to know exactly what the client and the arresting officer said to each other from the very first word until the arrest. The goal is to determine if there was probable cause for pulling over the client and if the officer followed all the laws in terms of how the arrest came to pass.
Reviewing Prior Offenses
The attorney will also want to look into the background of the client. Have there been other incidents while driving under the influence or any other activity that led to brushes with the law? If the client has a clean record up to this point, that could provide the basis for extending the most lenient sentence currently allowed by law. Making sure that formerly spotless record is called to the attention of the judge is a key factor in obtaining the best possible outcome for the client.
For anyone who has been arrested for driving under the influence, don’t go to court without legal representation. Contact the team at Marc A. Zeve, PA, Attorney at Law and arrange for a consultation. Doing so will ensure that, when the court date does arrive, the rights of the client will be protected every step of the way.