While knowing the truth behind common DUI myths is important, the best thing you can do when facing DUI charges is to contact us. We are effective at fighting DUIs.

While knowing the truth behind common DUI myths is important, the best thing you can do when facing DUI charges is to contact us. We are effective at fighting DUIs.

Here is the conclusion to our blog series 7 DUI Myths that Can Impact You.

More DUI Myths Debunked

DUI Myth #5 – I only have one case to deal with if I’m charged with a DUI.

Wrong! After DUI arrests, people should be aware that there will usually be TWO cases to deal with:

  • The criminal DUI case – This will be the case that proceeds in court to determine whether or not you are “guilty” of the drunk driving offense.
  • The administrative DUI case – This will be the case that proceeds with the DMV to determine whether you should be allowed to retain your driving privileges. With this case – unlike with the court DUI case, the accused people will have to request a hearing to present their defense within days of their DUI arrest; failing to request this hearing usually results in an automatic license suspension.

Both of these cases can be a lot to deal with on your own after a DUI arrest, so it’s strongly advised that people accused of DUI consult with an experienced DUI lawyer for a strong defense in both of these cases.

DUI Myth #6 – DUI cases are impossible to win, so I should just plead guilty.

This can be one of the most dangerous DUI myths to believe because it can lead to people accepting blame and harsh penalties when defending themselves – and maybe even winning their case – could have been a possibility. Although fighting DUI cases can seem like an uphill battle, the fact of the matter is that:

  • There can be a number of viable DUI defense strategies, depending on the specifics of a given case.
  • Your future can depend on the outcome of your DUI case.
  • Talking to an attorney before you take any action in your DUI case can be crucial to learning more about your options – as you do have options even when you are a defendant in a DUI case.

DUI Myth #7 – Any lawyer can help me fight a DUI charge.

This is another potentially dangerous DUI myth because the truth is that NOT any lawyer can effectively fight a DUI charge. In fact, even if an attorney is a criminal defense lawyer, the criminal defense field is extremely broad, and:

  • DUI cases present very specific challenges.
  • An attorney who experience with DUI cases will have the insight necessary to build you the strongest possible DUI defense.

Trinidad and Pueblo Criminal Defense Attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth

If you have been charged with a DUI or any crime, the Trinidad and Pueblo DUI and criminal defense attorneys at Gradisar, Trechter, Ripperger & Roth are ready to provide you with the highest quality defense services. Experienced and respected, our Trinidad and Pueblo lawyers have been dedicated to helping our clients navigate the complexities of the legal system and to favorably resolving their important legal issues since 1972. With our trusted attorneys on your side, you can be confident that your case and legal matters will be brought to a successful resolution in the most efficient manner possible.

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