What Should I Do After I Am Released from Jail?
You had a few drinks. You were pulled over by the police. A few minutes later, you are arrested for a DUI and on your way to jail. You are now released with a citation to appear in court at a later date. What should you do now? Your DUI battle has just begun, and you will need to seek the assistance of an experienced Orange County DUI attorney as soon as possible.
Your Orange County DUI attorney will collect favorable evidence to help you either reduce or dismiss the DUI charges against you. Along those lines, you can also take certain steps to assist your Orange County DUI attorney to build and prepare your defense. Below are the necessary steps that your Orange County DUI attorney wants you take after being released from jail:
- Make a detailed list of your eating and drinking patterns before, during, and immediately after your DUI arrest.
- Write down all the events leading up to and after your arrest, especially your conversation with the arresting officer. Write down names, contact information, and any other relevant information that is pertinent to your case.
- Retrieve your vehicle. If there are any alcoholic items in your car, such as containers and bottles, have a third person photograph these items and note whether it contains any liquid. Do not drive your car home if your license is suspended; rather, have a friend or family member drive it home.
- If your license is suspended, you must contact the DMV within 10 days of your arrest to properly appeal the suspension.
- You should keep in touch with your Orange County DUI attorney and provide all relevant information to him.
When you are charged with a DUI, your entire life will turn upside down. However, with the legal assistance of a knowledgeable Orange County DUI attorney, you can rest assured that your attorney will put together a rock solid defense to help reduce or dismiss the DUI charges against you.
For a free initial consultation with experienced Orange County DUI attorney Mike Coffey, do not hesitate to fill out the free case evaluation form.