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There is probably nothing more sobering than the prospect of facing prosecution for a DUI offense and if you find yourself in that situation you need to have a clear head and get some help from a professional who is used to dealing with this sort of scenario on a regular basis.
You can find out more here on that, also, you might want to get an idea of the steps and procedures it would be good to follow when you find yourself in this sort of legal tight spot.
Here is a look at what you most likely need to do if you are facing a DUI prosecution.
Get everything documented
One of the most important steps is to ensure that you keep a documented record of everything you say and do during your contact with law enforcement officials.
It would be a good idea to seek out some professional help at this point too, as having proper representation can potentially make a difference to the outcome and you can be guided through the chain of events.
Get every detail down in writing while its fresh in your mind so that you can refer back to these notes and documents at a later date.
Be mindful of posting anything on social media
So many of us like to share our stories and experiences online but you should be mindful that any comments or posts that you share online about the incident could be used against you when it goes to court.
It’s often best practice to keep an incident like this away from the spotlight of social media.
Communication with witnesses
It is hoped that you have a note of any witnesses to your DUI incident and it would be a good idea to review this information and reach out to them if they have some useful details or observations that could help your case.
It might be the case that a witness is prepared to verify that you did not appear to be intoxicated by the way you handled yourself and the vehicle.
Make sure your lawyer is fully aware of any useful witnesses that could help build a case that helps you fight the prosecution.
Ask as many questions as you want
The lawyer you appoint to defend your case is there to help you through the process as well as do their best to get you a decent outcome in the circumstances and you should not be worried about asking them plenty of questions if you are unsure about anything.
Facing a prosecution is not often something you want to do alone, so, keep in regular contact with your appointed lawyer and don’t hesitate to seek out answers to any questions you might have, rather than worrying about a particular point.
It’s a team game
Finally, it is vital to keep in mind that you are not alone even though it is your name that is in the frame for the DUI charge.
Seek out a professional who has the experience and credentials to help you in this case and look at it that you are fighting the charge together.
This should help you to stay calm and focused and will help you think more clearly at a time when it is so critical that you need clarity of thought and a positive outlook that you will get through this difficult situation.