Once a person has been arrested on the suspicion of a DUI, it becomes an extremely stressful time for them. They try to cope with the events that have just taken place and struggle to understand what happened and what their next step should be. Hiring a knowledgeable Los Angeles DUI Attorney helps alleviate some of the stress as the professional will help guide and advise you as to what decisions you should make.
Contrary to popular belief, it is not just a waiting game after your arrest. Many of our clients come into our office stating that it is just a time for them to sit back and wait to see what the Judges and Prosecutors do with their case. This is not the case. There are in fact a few things you can do with the help of your attorney to help mitigate the potential consequences of a DUI.
To the Prosecutors your file is nothing more than just another case number. To them you are just a defendant, who has been charged on the suspicion of a DUI. It is the job of the legal professional you hire to change this impression. They must present you to the court as a person, with a history, and lifestyle. They must demonstrate that your charge does not define you, it is one incident, but in no way reflects your character or you as a person.
The Los Angeles attorney will gather letters from friends and relatives explaining to the court the positive aspects of your life, as well as possibly a resume to show that you are a responsible person who is employed and takes your job very seriously. Oftentimes the lawyer will also speak to community members who can give a letter of recommendation or reference about your character.
Furthermore, the legal professional will recommend that you enroll into alcohol rehabilitation and education classes. This shows the Court that you are taking positive steps to show you are someone who takes the arrest seriously and are not likely to do the same thing again.
Proving to the court that you are not just another case number can really help your case. It helps show the kind of person you are, and that you are not what the government sees you as, just another defendant. With the help of a DUI professional lawyer, you will be able to prepare for your case even before the first criminal court appearance. It is vital that you do everything you can to mitigate the consequences of a DUI as much as possible. Speak to an attorney today to get started as soon as possible.