It’s imperative that you know your rights when it comes to the law. Below is a comprehensive list of your legal rights in general, and particularly DUI laws.
Know Your Rights with Police
- Be aware of your Miranda rights.
- Know your Search and Seizure rights.
- Rights when it comes to Search Warrants
Know Your Rights in Court
- You have the right to Counsel.
- You have a right against Self-Incrimination.
- You have the right to a Speedy Trial.
- You have the right not to incur Double Jeopardy.
- You have the right to plead not guilty.
- You have the right to have witnesses testify on your behalf at hearing or trial.
- You have the right to a trial by jury.
- You have the right to inspect and examine all evidence the State seeks to use against you.
- You have the right to interview law enforcement witnesses prior to trial, and to compel their deposition if they are not cooperative.
Know Your DUI Rights
In addition to all the rights covered above, you also have the following rights as it relates to DUI cases:
DUI Rights When Pulled Over
- You have the right to consult an attorney before answering questions by police on the scene.
- You have the power to refuse field sobriety testing.
- You have the right to an independent test for body alcohol content.
- You have the right to be treated with dignity at the police station, your lawyer’s office and in Court.
Misdemeanor DUI Rights
- You have the right to a stay of punishment while your case is on appeal.
- In most cases, you are entitled to work release, and may be entitled to electric home detention.
- In many misdemeanor cases, you have the right to a work permit even if your license is suspended.
WHAT MENDELSON LAW FIRM WILL DO FOR YOU
You have the right to hire competent and dedicated defense counsel, and have every aspect of the State’s case against you examined for errors. To do that, we will:
- Defend every one of your legal rights listed above.
- Vigorously represent you in court and in all aspects of your case.
- Conduct a jury trial if necessary and in the best interest of your case.
- Inspect and examine every detail of your case.
- Challenge probable cause.
- Treat you with dignity.
- You are not guilty until proven innocent; you are innocent until proven guilty!