Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life. Mr. Kennedy was able to have my case dismissed. Yes, outright dismissal of the charge!

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We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

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Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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Hiring Jeff Kennedy turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

A.C.

We did exactly as Jeff instructed and the case was dismissed. There are no words to explain how happy we are with his performance.

Anonymous

Jeff was able to get my twice the legal limit BAC thrown out and he kept me from having an interlock device put on my car.

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What Are My Rights When Arrested for Drunk Driving?

Being arrested for a drunk driving offense is not a pleasant experience, and you are likely frightened of what will happen if you’re convicted. Many people are even more frightened of the situation because they don’t know their rights.

All U.S. citizens have rights and it’s important that you know them. The more you know about your rights, the better your case outcome will be.

For instance, it’s important that you know that you don’t have to talk to the police without a lawyer present. The following information is designed to inform you of your basic rights following a DWI arrest.

Your Rights During and After a DWI Arrest

The Right to Remain Silent

All those arrested for a DWI have the right to remain silent until they have an attorney present. If you are asked questions even though you’ve stated to the police that you wish to have an attorney present before being questioned, your rights may have been violated.

However, if you are advised of your right to remain silent but you don’t request a lawyer, the police can ask you questions and use your statements against you.

To Have an Attorney Present When Questioned

If you request to have an attorney with you before being questioned, that is your right. You should not be questioned without a lawyer if you’ve requested one. If you can’t afford to pay an attorney, you have the right to a state-appointed attorney.

To Not Be Held Unfairly

The police have the right to hold or detain you for a certain length of time, depending upon the crime they are investigating, but they can’t hold you indefinitely without filing charges against you.

The Right to a Defense

All those who’ve been arrested and charged with a drunk driving offense have the right to a fair defense. You can be defended by a public defender, a private attorney, or you can defend yourself.

To Be Treated Humanely

If you are arrested, you have the right to be treated humanely. For instance, you can’t be denied access to medication, water, food, or other basic human needs. You can’t be physically assaulted or mistreated. If you are imprisoned, you must be given adequate care while you are in police custody.

The Right to a Speedy Trial

You have the right to a trial that is not unnecessarily delayed. There is no time limit on how quickly your trial must take place, but the law does state that your trial can’t be delayed without cause. Essentially, the prosecution can’t keep you in jail and push your trial date back while they frantically look for evidence against you.

For More Information, Contact a DWI Lawyer at Our Firm

Now you have a general idea as to your basic rights following an arrest for drunk driving. Call 817-605-1010 to reach The Law Offices of Jeff C. Kennedy to speak to a lawyer about your DWI case. Your attorney can examine your case to see whether any of your rights have been violated. If they have, your case could be dismissed or your charges reduced.

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Contact us today for a free strategy session on how we can help you win your case.

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