The aftermath of a DUI arrest can be overwhelming and confusing. If you have been arrested for a DUI in Rincon, you may have questions surrounding the breath tests and evidence in your case. Perhaps more importantly, you may need help finding the right attorney who can guide you through the process of contesting your charge.
Breath Tests: Optional or Required?
When you were pulled over on suspicion of a DUI, the officer may have asked you to submit to a preliminary or roadside breath test. This is not the official State-administered breath test; rather, the purpose of this test is to help the officer determine if you are intoxicated. The roadside breath test is optional. The State-administered breath test that will be conducted at the station is not.
Because the State breath test is required, you face an automatic suspension of your license, as well as other penalties, if you refused to take it. It is important to note that if you submit to the test and your blood alcohol content is at or above the legal limit, you will still face serious consequences related to your license and even the time you may be required to spend behind bars or on probation if you are convicted of the charge.
Regardless of whether or not you submitted to the roadside or State breath tests, it is imperative that you work with an experienced attorney right away to help protect your license and your future. Remember: you only have 10 days from the day of your arrest to contest an automatic license suspension.
Help In Choosing the Right Attorney
Attorney Joey Turner of The Turner Firm has extensive DUI defense experience. Joey can file the proper paperwork to request a hearing to contest your license suspension and will begin gathering evidence to help mount your defense immediately upon being retained. He understands that choosing the right defense attorney is an important decision. To help you feel comfortable with the process of finding and securing the best defense counsel, he offers a free, no-obligation initial consultation of your case.
If you have been charged with a DUI in Rincon, you need an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side. For a no-cost, no-obligation review of your case by The Turner Firm, call our office or submit your information using our secure online form today.