In a DUI, there are many things that an attorney can do to protect your rights. A Discovery Motion forces the prosecution to turn over all evidence the police gathered against you (or that can help you), which is obviously important in preparing a case for trial or in obtaining a good plea. Motions to Suppress can keep evidence out if it was improperly obtained. Motions in Limine can limit the testimony that can come in when that testimony is tainted. Importantly, an improper stop by the arresting officer can throw out the entire arrest. Fighting a DUI is not easy, but with the proper steps, your chances improve drastically.
While some wish to fight, many people seek a good plea as their primary goal. Getting a temporary permit for work and/or school, minimizing jail time, and other negotiated matters are best served if the attorney prepares the case for trial. The prosecutor is more likely to work with an attorney towards a negotiated plea if the prosecutor knows that the attorney is ready and willing to take the case to trial.
In a DUI, the license of the individual is often suspended. After an arrest for DUI, you have only 10 days to save your license. Without an administrative 10 day letter, your license will be suspended by DDS. For that reason, it is imperative to get an attorney involved quickly.
At Miller & Brown, PC, our attorneys prepare every DUI as though it is going to trial by preparing motions in order to protect your rights at trial. Because of this, we believe that we better serve our client's interests whether the goal is to fight at trial or to get a better plea. To get more information about DUI or about any criminal matter, call to schedule a free consultation with an attorney at 770-461-2025.