Cohen & Winters are dedicated DUI lawyers in Manchester NH. Let’s face it, we all make mistakes. But guess what, so do police! That doesn’t mean that we should be punished excessively for those mistakes though, or that we don’t deserve to be treated fairly after we make a mistake. Unfortunately, many people are left with nowhere to turn when they are faced with serious legal charges like a DUI.
Without the proper support and counsel from a DUI lawyer, the consequences of a DUI charge can be quite severe. Not only that, many don’t know their rights when it comes to a DUI charge and are found guilty with little to no evidence. Knowing your rights is the first step when facing any type of charges, especially a DUI charge.
What Does a DUI Charge Mean?
A DUI charge is when a person operates or attempts to operate any vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or both. Typically, when a person is charged with DUI, it has been established through a field sobriety test that they are under the influence and their blood alcohol content meets or exceeds the legal limit.
What Are the Consequences of a DUI Charge?
There are many consequences that come with a drunk driving charge in New Hampshire such as:
You could potentially lose your driving privileges for at least one year and may be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car if you want them reinstated. It can also lead to other counts like reckless endangerment which results in even more jail time than just a DUI alone and, if convicted, it becomes part of your criminal record permanently, so it stays on there even after you’ve served all your penalties.
What Is a DUI Lawyer’s Role?
A DUI lawyer can take many steps to help you in your fight against your DUI charge. For example, they may question the actual evidence against, and you wish to reexamine the facts to see if they stand up.
They can question motive and methodology to see if it lines up with proper procedure, and they can even prepare a proper defense such as if you were charged with DUI while on legally obtained medication, as can sometimes be the case. The point is, there are a number of ways that a DUI Lawyer can help you with your case.
When Should You Contact a Defense Attorney?
The time to contact one should be when you are arrested by authorities after being pulled over (or otherwise detained) for suspicion of operating a vehicle while under the influence.
It’s important to know that in most cases, it is also possible for an attorney to be contacted after being stopped and getting out of your car or home if you have not been arrested yet but are still suspected by law enforcement officers because they can see evidence like slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, alcohol on your breath or smell coming from inside your house.
Part of defending yourself against a DUI charge means having the right support by your side during the process and knowing everything you need to know to fight the proper fight against the charge.
What Will Your DUI Lawyer Do?
Your lawyer will protect your rights, explain the process to you and help with all aspects of defending against a DUI charge.
When an arrest has occurred, it is often necessary for an experienced DUI defense attorney to step in right away before any deals are made or decisions are made that could adversely affect your case later down the line. In other words, it is important to hire a lawyer right away before something happens that could negatively impact your case
We can’t prevent everything from happening, but we can do everything possible to make sure you are treated fairly and justly.
Contact Cohen and Winters Today for Help with Your DUI Case
No one should have to fight a legal battle alone. That’s why Cohen and Winters are here for you to help with your DUI case when you need us most. We’ll be there for you throughout the entire process to make sure you get treated fairly and that the outcome is the right one.