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What to Do If You Have Been Accused of a DUI

January 24, 2017

Mistakes can be made when a police officer pulls you over, and you can end up being accused of driving under the influence. To fight this, there are some things you need to do immediately.

Write Everything Down

When this case goes to court, the details are going to be vital. Take notes of everything. This includes where you were pulled over, why the officer stopped you and whether a breath test was given.

Shut Down Social Media

In court, the other side can use any unflattering pictures they find of you on social media to attack your character. Even if you are innocent of the DUI, pictures can be damaging. Set everything as private when you get a chance.

Gather Witnesses

Next, you need to speak with family and friends who could testify on your behalf. These people can be your alibi and state you were with them at a certain time or date.

Hire an Attorney

You might be innocent, but you still need a solid legal defense team. Lawyers can provide you with valuable advice to help you get through this time.

Being accused of a DUI is scary, but you can increase the odds of coming out of this all right. Call Earnshaw & Cownie Law Firm PC at (816) 246-4429 to find a DUI defense attorney.

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Earnshaw and Cownie Law Firm, P.C. is a full service law firm where attorneys provide defense against Personal Injury and Family Law. in Lee's Summit, Missouri.