Yes. At VIB Law, we recommend that our clients do three things immediately to help give them the best chance at getting their DUI charge dismissed or reduced.
1) Ask for a DMV hearing within Ten (10) days of your arrest – If you are arrested for a DUI, your license will be taken from you by the police officer who arrested you. In its place you will be given a temporary license on a pink piece of paper called a “DS-367.” This document tells you that you, or your lawyer, must call the Department of Motor Vehicle within ten days of the arrest to ask for a hearing on your license suspension. Do not miss this deadline or your license will be suspended automatically.
As part of of our representation, we can set this DMV hearing up for you. We can also represent you at this hearing. Remember, if you miss the Ten (10) day deadline, it is almost impossible for us to save your license from being suspended.
2) Start preparing a “Timeline” of important facts for your DUI consultation – You should bring all of your paperwork from the arrest to your DUI consultation. Also, start working on a timeline of the incident. and start thinking of potential witnesses who may be able to help your case. Finally start collecting any evidence of medical or physical conditions that might have affected the tests conducted in your case.
3) Retain an attorney who is an expert in DUI Law BEFORE your first court date and take a proactive approach – The attorneys at VIB Law have literally decades of criminal defense and DUI defense experience. Whether your case needs an aggressive motion driven defense or is better suited for an early negotiation, the experts at VIB Law are prepared.