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Don't Be Panicked by a DWI

by Kevin Smith Author

If you're facing your first DWI or DUI, you could understandably be quite nervous. However, it's incredibly important that you remain as calm as possible. The first mistake that many people make in these situations is that they say too much, begin rambling, or try to come up with plausible excuses. Sometimes, saying nothing is not only preferable, but actually in your best interest. When possible, you should contact a Houston DWI attorney, so that you can begin getting prepared.

Not All Lawyers Are the Same

Just because an attorney is willing to take your DWI case doesn't mean that he or she is the best fit for you. If you want to avoid imprisonment and keep your license, you'll be best served by having legal representation that is exceedingly experienced in these sorts of cases and willing to fight on your behalf. Remember that your lawyer's job is to defend your rights to the extent that the law allows. If you feel like your attorney is trying to force you into a plea deal, you are within your rights to opt for a different lawyer.

As a general rule, you should never be strong armed into anything. If your legal counsel genuinely believes that a plea deal is best, you should be given an explanation as to why. Be wary of any attorney that seems to simply want to brush your case under the rug and quickly move on to the next client. Your freedom and your record are both on the line. You'll be the one living with the consequences of whatever sentence is delivered. Don't be afraid to demand an explanation. A plea deal might be what's best, but an experienced DWI attorney won't be scared of going to trial if it seems like your best option. An experienced trial lawyer isn't intimidated by the courtroom, and you shouldn't be either.

Be Forewarned and Forearmed

Your attorney should help you every step of the way, so that you know what to expect. You need to know what you can and can't do, as well as how to phrase your statements and when you shouldn't say anything at all. Police officers can be quite adept at making situations seem more dire than they actually are. That fear can lead people to make stupid mistakes and get themselves in further trouble. With a skilled Houston DWI attorney, you shouldn't be nervous. Sometimes, a cool head is your best defense.

 

 


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