When you get released from jail after a DUI arrest, I’m sure the last thing you want to think about is how you are going to fight you DUI case.

Doing these 3 simple things can protect your livelihood, reputation, and save you time in the long run.

1. Write everything down.

Think back over the 24 hours before your DUI arrest. What did you eat and drink? Where did you go?  Did you feel sick? Who were you with? Did anything happen out of the ordinary?

Now write as detailed as possible everything about your experience of getting pulled over and arrested for DUI.

  1. What did the police officer say to you?
  2. What did you say to the officer?
  3. Did the officer ask you any questions?
  4. Did you do a breath or blood test?
  5. Were you given any results?
  6. What was the first thing that popped in to your head when you were being pulled over?
  7. Was there an accident?
  8. Were there any witnesses?
  9. Did you swerve to miss any obstacles?

Finally, try to remember as best as possible everything about your stay in jail.

  1. Did you talk to any jailers?
  2. Did you talk to anyone else that was arrested or at the jail?
  3. Did you give a second breath or blood test?

All of these questions are important. Do not hesitate to write down any other information you may remember. The information you write down now is likely to be more accurate than later on.  Keep this piece of paper hidden and only share it with your attorney. The information you write down may help your attorney win your case.

If you are charged with a DUI, contact Block Law at (770)387-4LAW for more information about how I can help you or to schedule a free consultation!

2. Start looking for an attorney

If you can afford a lawyer, you should hire one. Click here for more information about why you should hire an attorney shortly after your DUI arrest.

3. Request an Administrative License Suspension hearing

In Georgia, if you are driving on the roadways you are consenting to a breath or blood test if you are suspected of DUI.

But, you can refuse!

If you refuse to take the test, the state will suspend your license before you are even convicted of DUI. You have 10 business days from the date of your arrest to request an ALS hearing to challenge the pre-conviction license suspension. There is a filing fee that sometimes changes.

If you are charged with a DUI, contact Block Law at (770)387-4LAW for more information about how I can help you or to schedule a free consultation!DUI attorney Jesse Block

 

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