If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI in Mississippi or Tennessee then you are likely scared, and a million scenarios of what may happen to you are running through your head.
There are a lot of myths floating around about getting a DUI and how to handle it. Dealing with a DUI is stressful enough without falling victim to one of these myths and subsequently falling victim to the charge you face.
Can I be stopped and arrested for DUI or DWI in Mississippi even if the vehicle was not moving?
Here are some of the most common DUI myths and the realities that should replace them:
Myth: If you’re found guilty of a DUI/DWI, you will have to face the full punishment outlined by your county.
Reality: Too many people automatically assume that if they are found guilty of a DUI, they will automatically serve the full punishment. But, defendants who have an experienced DUI defense attorney may be able to successfully challenge serving the full extent of these punishments. An attorney, whose job it is to protect you, will review your case and aggressively challenge the prosecution’s case against you.
Myth: The consequences of driving while under the influence of a legal, or an illegal, drug are not as serious as being caught for driving above the legal limit for alcohol.
Reality: When you are charged for driving under the influence of any substance — be it an over the counter medicine, prescription painkiller, sleep aid, or illegal narcotic, or recreational drug — you should assume that the consequences could be as severe as driving under the influence of alcohol.
Your best option in a case like this is to speak with a Southaven DUI attorney as soon as possible. An experienced criminal defense attorney can review your case and get you back on your feet with the minimum punishment possible.
Myth: You should hire the first attorney you speak with to handle your DUI/DWI case.
Reality: It’s natural to go into a state of panic after being charged with a DUI, and a part of that is feeling the need to take action to defend yourself right away. But, this does not mean you should trust the first attorney you speak to. It is vitally important to find an experienced DUI/DWI attorney who will handle your unique case with care.
These are only three of several more myths about a DUI charge, to read about more check out this article. But, the most important thought to take away from this is to take great caution when you have been charged with a DUI/DWI.
Don’t assume you are guilty and deserve full punishment, and do get the proper representation to get you through the situation as smoothly as possible.
If you need legal representation after a DUI charge in Northern, Mississippi, contact the experienced criminal defense attorneys at the Stroud Law Firm to set up an appointment to discuss your case and the services we can provide.