After you have been charged with a DUI, you may feel a mix of shame and embarrassment. You may also worry about how this may impact your employment or your ability to stay in school. However, your attorney will make sure that your rights are protected and will work to protect your good name.
First, an attorney will review the evidence that led to the charge. This may mean looking at statements given to police by witnesses or anything that you said to police. It may also mean reviewing the results of blood, breath or urine tests to determine if the results are correct or if the tests were conducted properly.
After reviewing the evidence, your attorney will chart a course that will result in the most favorable outcome in your situation. In some cases, that may mean an attempt for a full acquittal or to get the case thrown out on a technicality. In other cases, it may mean an attempt to plea the case. Regardless of what your attorney wants to do, he or she will not proceed unless you agree.
It is important to note that you have attorney-client privilege as soon as you retain your attorney. This means that you can say whatever you want to this person without fear of those words being used against you. By being upfront and honest with your legal counsel, it may be easier to get the outcome that you want in your case.