Do's and Don'ts of the Defense Process
How to Handle Your OUI or DUI Case
Many people who have been pulled over for the first time on a suspected
OUI, immediately assume the worst is about to happen. They feel embarrassed
and humiliated and tend to say things that will make the situation worse
than it needs to be. A Springfield, MA OUI attorney from
The Law Offices of Joseph D. Bernard P.C. can provide you or a loved one with an excellent defense that may bring
more positive results than you thought possible. Here are a few things
to keep in mind.
Do take a deep breath, calm yourself and listen to what the officer has to say.
Do act respectfully to the police officer and be cooperative, without admitting
guilt. You do not have to answer his or her questions, but you do have
to be cooperative. Let the officer know that your attorney has instructed
you not to answer police questions of this nature. If you haven't
Do inform the officer of this.
Do find a proven and successful OUI defense attorney to represent you. If
you have already been arrested and charged, there are still many things
that a skilled attorney can do to potentially get the charges dropped.
Don't decide you are guilty and admit it to the police officer before he has
made that decision. Good and honest people, when they are discovered to
have done something wrong, feel bad about it. We recommend that you refrain
from admitting anything at this point.
Don't lie or say anything untrue. If you don't know how to answer a question
without admitting to something, smile respectfully and say nothing.
Don't admit to anything. We have seen many individuals make their situations
much worse because of things that they said or admitted to when questioned
by the officer. You have the right to remain silent.
Springfield, MA OUI Attorney
We have tried over 200 cases to a jury in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Many of these cases were OUI or similar charges. We are committed to defending
those individuals charged with drunk driving offenses.
Follow the Dos and Don'ts above and contact a Springfield, MA OUI lawyer
at our office as soon as possible. We can help.