Criminal Defense in Orange County

Outlining the First Steps to Fighting Your DUI Charges

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.