THERE IS NO TIME TO WASTE.
The Consequences of a DUI Arrest
When you're arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, it's important to realize you're fighting two cases at once: a criminal case in the district court and an administrative case with the Department of Public Safety.
Protect Your Drivers License
Upon your arrest, the process of your license revocation begins. You should be provided a temporary license, good for 30 days. Deep in the fine print, it also informs you that your license will be automatically revoked if you don't take action within 15 days. Often that deadline comes long before your first court date, and before some people even contact an attorney.
To protect your right to drive, you or your attorney need to request a hearing with DPS as soon as possible after your arrest.
Protect Your Freedom
The criminal prosection of your DUI charge has the potential for serious consequences. A first-time DUI offense can subject you to up to a maximum of one year in jail and up to a $1,000.00 fine. If you are charged with aggravated DUI, there the possibility of additional treatment and the imposition of an interlock in your vehicle.
Make sure to find an attorney to represent you who understands the consequences and will work to defend you.