Mt. Juliet and Lebanon TN
In our adult lives, there are certain things we fear when driving, being the cause of an accident, breaking down in an unsafe neighborhood, or being pulled over after a few drinks. You’ve been driving for years, you are comfortable on the road, and the more years that pass, the more you think no worries, I got this. Then, on one unfortunate night you’re pulled over, and now you are accused of a DUI. It can be one of the worst feelings, and your first thought is to panic. We totally get it, but your Nashville DUI attorney at the Law Office of Yancy Belcher has advice on how to handle this unfortunate situation!
You know you want to fight this and you’re going to need evidence. So, the first thing you do is write everything down. You should do this as soon as possible, your memory will fade, especially with the excitement and anxiety surrounding this event. Once you are in a position to make notes, do so.
- Was there a reason for the officer to stop you?
- At what time were you stopped and in what location?
- Were you given a field sobriety test, a breathalyzer or both?
- If a breathalyzer, document the looks of the device
- Did you tell the officer how many drinks were consumed or what food? If so, what was the amount you said?
Make your online presence private
We live in a digital world that doesn’t allow much room for privacy. Sure, you only “friend, follow or snap” the people you know, but if your social media pages aren’t private, you’re showing anyone and everyone the content of your life. Our first suggestion is to keep the things you post rated PG to begin with, but we get it everyone needs an outlet to express themselves. If your online presence isn’t already private, update it immediately. Photos, posts, and comments can easily be taken out of context with little explanation. The last thing you want is a funny quote you posted on your best friends wall to be the demise of your court case.
Who saw you?
More than likely you were out with friends, co-workers or family, at least someone who saw you before the officer. Ask them about your behavior before you got into the car. Ask them if they would be willing to testify on your behalf. Having someone in your corner is always helpful, especially in a court setting. Some may be uncomfortable, and that’s fine. You do not want to pressure someone into being your witness as this will only backfire. Explain your situation, ask about your behaviors and ask their opinion on testifying for you.
We understand the first reaction is to think of everything you did wrong. The best thing you can do is remain calm, gather the information you need and reach out to a DUI attorney in Mt. Juliet. Obsessing can cause you to make a mistake or look guilty in a situation where you aren’t. Trust your lawyer, gather the information, and move forward with confidence.
Find the best DUI Lawyer
No matter how prepared you are, having the best defense attorney is going to be your strongest ally. There is a specific science to DUI cases, you need someone who understands that science and can interpret the charges against you. When choosing an attorney look at their credentials, how long have they been practicing, are they a plea attorney or a trial attorney, and have they dealt with DUI cases in the past? Yancy Belcher, Attorney at Law will investigate your entire case and help defend your case with the knowledge and persistence you should trust.
DUI Attorney in Mt. Juliet, Hermitage
Have additional questions? Contact the Law Office of Yancy Belcher a DUI attorney serving clients in Mt. Juliet, Lebanon, and Hermitage, Tennessee. We offer free consultations to all potential clients. You can reach us at (615) 773-2889.