A Virginia officer of the law may say you were swerving and demand that you to take a field sobriety test after he sees your red eyes. He may ask you to perform the three standardized tests, and may tell you to blow into the portable breathalyzer on the side of the road.
Even though you are innocent, your eyes are red from crying, and you are scared and hyperventilating. Because of the way you are acting and the way your eyes look, the officers believe you are drunk or are on some type of drug, even though you are not. They may tell you that you have a blood-alcohol content of over 0.08 and take you in to the station.
Although you know you had one drink with dinner, you know yourself and you are not drunk. So what do you do now?
Here are three things NOT to do after you are allegedly charged with drinking and driving in Virginia.
- Don't panic. It will only make things worse.
- Don't assume that you have lost your case because the officers told you that your BAC was over the legal limit. Their equipment may have malfunctioned or was not calibrated correctly.
- Don't fail to appear in Court.
The ONE key element in this type of case is to get witnesses who saw you sober that night and knew how much you had to drink.
When you are arrested on a DUI charge in Virginia, the clock starts ticking. You need to contact a skilled Manassas, Virginia DUI lawyer immediately so he can start investigating your case. Call the Wilson Law Firm today for your Virginia DWI/DUI needs at (800) DUI - LWYR or (703) 361-6100.