Drunk driving charges are hard because you have to think about two different processes when you are charged with this crime. The criminal side has to do with the punishments you will face if you are convicted. The administrative process deals with the loss of your driver’s license since you were accused of driving while you were impaired.
For most people, having to address the administrative process is going to an immediate concern because there are short time limits that impact your options. It is imperative that you read all the paperwork that you are given that is related to your charge because these deadlines will be included somewhere. Because of these firm deadlines, we need to get started on your defense quickly after you are arrested. This gives us time to handle these pressing matters.
We know that you might not be sure what options you have for handling these processes. We are here to help you learn about what you might do. It is imperative that you think about the circumstances of the traffic stop and your life so that you can make decisions that you feel are in your best interests.
As you are reviewing the options, don’t think only about the immediate impact. You have to think about how the options might impact you in the long term. For example, you might have to give up a career if you lose your driver’s license. It might be more difficult for you to get work if you can’t drive there. Even running errands might become more challenging.