by Roger Chartier:
You will need a DWI Lawyer if you are charged with DWI. Hire the lawyer quickly as the details of a case can be dealt with better.
Let's say you do get arrested for DWI or DUI. If you are convicted, your insurance will go up, you may lose your license, there will be fines and sometimes big fines. You may have to go to rehab. If you have admitted to DWI or DUI, then you have to deal with the consequences in court.
Hopefully you haven't admitted anything before you speak with an experienced DWI Lawyer. There are a bunch of technicalities involved with the process that police have to do properly. If they screw up the process and make a mistake, your DWI lawyer can find it. That will be a "loophole", and your case can be dismissed.
Laws change from time to time and a good DWI lawyer will be up to date on recent changes.
1 - Did the police officer follow proper procedures and regulations?
2 - Were you read your Miranda Rights at the time of arrest
3 - Were blood and alcohol tests properly carried out
4 - Was the blood alcohol level testing equipment properly maintained and in good working condition
Were your constitutional rights violated?
Good criteria for choosing a DWI lawyer is their track record. How often have they gotten people off and how often have they just pled guilty? Do they have the skill to get a reduced penalty? The truth of the matter is that you shouldn't drive drunk and shame on you if you do and even worse if someone gets hurt. Just think of what your mother would say! Of course if I were busted I'd want to get off and promise myself not to do it again. I'd be good and obey the law forever more. Isn't that what everybody says?
"The person in custody must, prior to interrogation, be clearly informed that he or she has the right to remain silent, and that anything the person says may be used against that person in court; the person must be clearly informed that he or she has the right to consult with an attorney and to have that attorney present during questioning, and that, if he or she is indigent, an attorney will be provided at no cost to represent him or her."
Common usage is:
"You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to have an attorney present during questioning. If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you. Do you understand these rights?" There are a lot of differing technicalities about cases being dismissed because of language comprehension etc. This is not the definitive essay on Miranda Rights.