If you've already made the mistake of possibly drinking too much before driving - the least you can do is try to avoid making these all to common errors when charged with a DWI.
Being charged for Drunk Driving can be scary for anyone, but even more so if it is your first ever drinking-related charge. Simply talking to the police and trying to understand your rights can cause stress and anxiety, which is why many people panic when they find themselves in a similar situation.
However, this can be very dangerous for yourself and your case. When many people are scared and anxious after being pulled over for a DWI, they often end up making accidental mistakes than can do more harm than good to their DWI case.
Luckily, hiring a properly trained, experienced DWI lawyer to handle your charge can help to dramatically increase an acceptable result in your case case. However, it is still important to understand the most common mistakes that people make when charged with a DWI, that way you can avoid them or inform your lawyer of them so that they can take necessary next steps.
Here are just three common DWI mistakes commonly made by someone who is accused of driving while intoxicated:
1. Assuming That You Are Guilty
People often think that just because they have careful about handling your case. Therefore, ignoring your charge or trying to solve it yourself without any legal training can have horrible, long-lasting effects on your record.
There are many difficult factors and tasks that must be done in order to properly represent yourself in court for a DWI charge, including getting proper information from the police, obtaining proper evidence, and dozens of other complicated tasks. These are not risks that you should take when such a serious charge is on the line.
2. Not Hiring A Knowledgeable, Experienced DWI Lawyer
DWI laws and charges are different in every single state, including Minnesota. Therefore, it is important to find a professional lawyer that is familiar with the laws in your area and knows how to work with them most effectively. An experienced Minnesota DWI Lawyer also knows how to challenge the different types of evidence that are completely unique to Drunk Driving law.
As an experienced Minnesota DWI Attorney, I can work to ensure that your rights are preserved and that all of the proper challenges to the criminal and civil penalties are filed in a timely manner - and fought against in court. If you or someone you love is facing a DWI or Drunk Driving charge, call the Rolloff Law Office - at (612) 234-1165 - today to set up a free consultation to learn about your options.