You should speak to a DUI lawyer as soon as possible after being arrested.
This is because DUI cases move quickly. There are legal deadlines that will affect your case and your future. For example:
- You have only 10 days from your arrest to request a DMV hearing. This hearing is your only chance to keep your driver’s license until trial. Many DUI defendants miss it, or try to represent themselves at the hearing, and lose their license. You should ask a lawyer to handle this meeting for you.
- Your arraignment is normally within two weeks of your arrest. You should already have representation by the time you enter the courtroom. This will put pressure on the prosecution to offer you a better deal.
- You typically have just 45 days or less until your trial. If you’re going to negotiate any kind of bargain, this is your hard deadline. And negotiation takes time. So does trial preparation—your lawyer has to file motions, subpoena evidence, and carry out research on your case. The more time they have the more they can do for you.
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