You were just offered probation instead of the jail time you were dreading. You're thrilled! You totally dodged a bullet! But what are the terms of your probation? Do you understand them? Can you abide by them? What type of probation did you get and is it the right one for you?
In last week's blog, I talked about when it would or would not be beneficial for you to take a breathalyzer test. Now let's discuss how that choice will impact your drunk driving charges and your case.
The holidays are right around the corner. For some of us that means happy hours, dinner with friends, work parties, and too much egg nog with Grandma. So of course, the million dollar question of the season is: If I get pulled over or arrested for drunk driving charges, do I blow or not?
As a criminal defense attorney, you'll typically find me sitting opposite of my local law enforcement in the court room but that doesn't mean I'm working against them. We both have an important and necessary job to do in our judicial system. What if you find yourself in a position to help the police do their job? What should you do? If you have witnessed a crime that is being investigated, you should always cooperate with the police. But what about when you or your son/daughter has been asked to help the police as a confidential informant? Should you cooperate in this situation as well?