Mt. Juliet and Lebanon TN
If you have recently been stopped by law enforcement, arrested, and accused of a DUI (driving under the influence), then you probably have a million different thoughts running through your mind.
You are likely filled with anxiety as you worry about:
- What to do
- If you will lose your license
- If your insurance premium will increase
- Who to talk to that can help you with your DUI
The Law Office of Yancy Belcher is here to help. We have provided you with five tips of what you should do after being accused of a DUI.
Write Down What Happened
When fighting a DUI case, the details are what matter. Therefore, it is essential that you write everything down, no matter how insignificant you think the information might be. Write it all down as soon as you have access to a pen and paper – don’t wait. It is natural for our memory to fade as the days pass, and by waiting you could potentially leave out important details that could help you in your case.
If you are having trouble remembering, ask yourself these questions:
- What time was it when I got pulled over?
- Where exactly was I pulled over?
- For what reason(s) did the officer state I was being pulled over?
- Did I have a breath test? If so, what did the device look like?
- What did I tell the police officer about where I just came from and what I had to eat or drink?
- What other types of tests did the police officer conduct (field sobriety tests)?
Keep Social Media Profile Private
Many of us use social media. However, you could be posting stuff that the state could use against you in your case. Some people like to post pictures of themselves as they are at a restaurant drinking with friends, or at a party. Whatever the case may be, avoid posting anything online about where you are or what you are doing if it involves drinking. At the very least, make your social media profiles private so that only people you have approved can view your postings. If you have anything from the past that may indicate you have been drinking, consider removing those posts. Any picture taken out of context could be used against you to win over a jury – even if you are innocent.
Ask any friends, family members, or other witnesses to provide statements of the account to your attorney. Having witnesses that can account for your actions before the DUI stop may be what makes or breaks your case.
Hire a DUI Attorney in Nashville
After getting stopped for a DUI, the best decision you can make is to hire an experienced DUI attorney such as the Law Office of Yancy Belcher. Fighting a DUI case requires knowledge of specific scientific procedures. Only an experienced trial attorney can help you fight against the state’s district attorney. Do your research and hire an attorney that can fight for you. Also, be sure to meet with the attorney first, a consultation may help you decide whether you feel confident in your attorney or not.
Getting a DUI is probably the most stressful event of your life. But, if you have hired the right attorney, you should not worry. Maintain good communication with your attorney. Try to live your life as normal as you can, and let your experienced DUI attorney in Mt. Juliet take care of the details for you.
DUI Attorney Nashville
If you have been charged with a DUI, stop and call the Law Offices of Yancy Belcher (615) 773-2889 to schedule your free consultation.
Servicing the Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and Hermitage areas of Tennessee, Yancy and his staff welcome you for a free consultation.