Regardless of whether you have never been arrested before the scenario is frightening, embarrassing, and one that engenders shame. Even if the officer was wrong, the feelings are the same. While these feelings should not be ignored they should not rule your actions for the next 48 hours. These initial hours after a DUI arrest are critical and many decisions that will impact the success of your defense must be made.
For every DUI arrest, the following series of events are the same for everyone:
It is important to contact a lawyer as soon as you are able, but it is important to know that many things above will happen before you are able to speak with a lawyer and some of the events above are going to happen with or without a lawyer present, and usually happen before you can consult with a lawyer. Jonathan makes himself available evening, weekends, and even his own personal vacations and scheduled court holidays. Jonathan has access to meet while a person is still in the custody of Whatcom and Skagit jails for immediate help and access.