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Two Smartest Things to Do After a Virginia DUI

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After you receive a DUI there are many things that will be running through your mind. Questions such as, "Can I get out of it?" "How much will it cost?" and, "Will I go to jail?" You will probably have many more questions and concerns, especially if you were sober or if you only had one or two drinks and knew that you were not drunk.

Two of the smartest things you can do after a Virginia DUI include:
  • Hire a Manassas DUI attorney: A lawyer skilled in DUI/DWI laws will be your best resource to turn to during this difficult time. They will know the state laws, fines, penalties, jail time, and court system. They will also know defenses that could be used in your case and will question the testing that was done to convict you, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzer tests. 
  • Talk to any potential witnesses: Talk to people who were with you prior to your DUI arrest. By talking to potential "Sobriety Witnesses," you may be able to get them to testify on your behalf if they thought you were sharp, alert and speaking normally. You can ask witnesses questions such as "Was my speech slurred?" "Did I do anything that may have suggested that I was too intoxicated to drive?" "Was I coherent?" If the witnesses were in your car, ask them how your driving was. 
Once you find out what the witnesses have to say about your behavior prior to your DUI, you need to have your Virginia DUI attorney collect statements from these witnesses, as they may have to appear at a hearing or trial.

The smartest thing you can do after your Manassas, VA DUI is contact a Northern Virginia DUI attorney immediately. A skilled lawyer will give you other tips, recommendations and helpful advice to help you get the best results possible.

Call the Wilson Law Firm to speak with a qualified Virginia DUI defense lawyer today at (800) DUI - LWYR or (703) 361-6100 for a free legal consultation.
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