WITHIN 3 DAYS - What needs to be done in the first few days after a DWI arrest?
Preserving what you remember of the arrest is very important. I highly encourage my clients to write out what happened both before and during their interaction with the police. A trial could be several years away, and details can be important. It is also helpful to ask those who were with you that night to write out what they remember. Collecting receipts and phone records could be the key to the case.
Contact a lawyer, of course! While I obviously want your business, many clients decide to talk to several law offices before making a decision. If that is your plan, you certainly don’t want to wait too long. There is a deadline to file your ALR hearing within 15 days of your arrest, and it is best to have a lawyer request that hearing for you. If you would like to talk to an aggressive DWI lawyer about your case, don't hesitate to contact me.
WITHIN 10 DAYS - What should I do within the first 10 days?
Hire a lawyer. The deadline to request your ALR is 15 days from the day of your arrest.
By the time this deadline has passed, it is best to have a lawyer on your case. This is where a good DWI defense begins. If you want to talk to me about representing you for the ALR hearing, contact my office immediately.