No one ever plans to get arrested for a DUI (which is called an OUI in Massachusetts and Maine and a DWI in New Hampshire). No one thinks it will happen to them…until it does. That is why it is smart to take a moment and understand how a DUI arrest works and what you can do to improve your chances at a successful defense.
Here are five things you should do if you are arrested for a DUI/OUI/DWI:
1. Shut Up!
Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law.
Remember that and abide by it. It is amazing how many people think they can talk their way out of an arrest. It’s not going to happen. If a police officer believes you are impaired, then you are going to get arrested. Talking will only hurt you by giving the police more evidence against you. Even if they pressure you to answer questions, you can politely refuse by saying “I choose to remain silent officer.”
2. Write Down the Details
After your arrest, it is important to write down the details of what happened.
- Where were you prior to your arrest?
- Are there any witnesses who can testify on your behalf?
- Where were you arrested?
- What were the road or weather conditions like?
DUI cases are won on the details and the more information you provide to your attorney, the better they will be able to prepare your case.
3. Take a Look at Your Social Media Settings
Prosecutors and jurors often look up names of suspects on social media and pass judgement. Take a close look at what you share on social media and what impression people will get of you. Just as you would want to dress professionally if you stood before a judge, you also want your social media to reflect a positive image of you.
4. Call Attorney Bowser
If you have been arrested in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, or Maine, please call Attorney Mike Bowser at 888-414-9202. Choosing the right attorney to fight your case is the single most important decision you will make. Attorney Mike Bowser is the only Board Certified DUI Defense Specialist who practices in MA, NH & ME. He uses a unique approach to defending DUI cases by focusing on the forensic science and challenging the state’s scientific evidence. This approach has proven to be highly successful.
Attorney Bowser’s success is based on:
- His knowledge of forensic science surrounding both breath and blood testing
- His knowledge of police training and procedures especially in relation to NHSTA standards for field sobriety tests and Drunk Driving investigations
- His real courtroom trial skills including cross examining, making compelling opening and closing statements and how to select favorable jurors
There is no substitute for the experience of hundreds of successful DUI trials. Attorney Bowser will take your case to fight. He is NOT A PLEA ESCORT SERVICE.
5. Relax and Don’t Obsess
Attorney Bowser is in the business of protecting people like you. Once you have made the right choice, let him worry about your case. This allows you to get on with your life and focus on doing positive things, knowing your have an experienced trial attorney working on your behalf.