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Why you need an attorney if you have been arrested

Drunk driving is a serious issue. Individuals arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol may feel scared or nervous about the consequences they may face. Even if you plan to plead guilty to the charges, it is still important to talk to an attorney first. 

Do you understand your rights after being arrested? A lawyer can make sure your rights are protected so you do not face any further damage after the arrest

Even if you think the charges you are facing are straight forward, an attorney can carefully analyze your case and review any evidence that may be used against you. A lawyer can use the facts and evidence in your case to determine if you have any defense options or if there are any ways to make a plea bargain to reduce the consequences.

You should know that it is not usually in your best interests to accept the first deal the prosecutor offers you. Every case is unique and depends on a variety of factors. An attorney can make sure all facts are reviewed before negotiating any plea arrangements as well as make sure you are informed of the potential consequences of accepting any plea deal.

Other options may be available in your case, such as diversion programs that can keep you out of jail as well as keep you from being convicted of a crime. These programs are not available for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you should not have your lawyer look into your options before anything is finalized in your case. 

An arrest can have a long-lasting impact on your life. Do not make the mistake of not speaking with an attorney if you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Florida.

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