If you have recently been arrested on DUI charges in Orange County, don't
panic! There are some things you can do right now to start fighting your
charges. First, before you forget, try to write down a detailed account
of everything that happened the day of your arrest. This account should
be as detailed as you can possibly make it, and include everything you
ate and drank on that day, as well as any medication or other drugs you
took. You should also make note of anyone who was with you and could testify
as to the accuracy of your account.
The most important part of this account is your actual arrest. Try to remember
exactly what the police officer said to you and what you said to the police
officer. After you have prepared this account, try to photograph anything
relevant to your case that is still in your possession, such as bottles
of alcohol. You also date these photos and write down anything that might
not be obvious from the photographs (for example, if a bottle is filled
with clear liquid).
If your arrest was less than ten days ago, you should immediately contact
the DMV to schedule an appeal for your
license suspension. Most importantly you will need to speak with a criminal defense lawyer
as soon as possible. If you have followed these steps properly, an experienced
Orange County DUI attorney can begin constructing your defense. Call our
firm today for a
free initial consultation.