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The Three Most Important Steps to Take After Being Arrested for DUI in West Virginia

The consequences of a DUI arrest can be hard to rationalize after suffering through a night in jail.  Most would agree that the aftermath of a DUI arrest can be quite overwhelming.  I recommend taking the following steps to ensure that your life is not permanently altered by one bad decision.

  • You only have twenty days to request a jury trial and only thirty days to seek entry into a Deferral Program. Failure to act in a timely fashion can result in your rights being waived.  The legal team at Zerbe & Pence PLLC can guide you through this process to ensure the clock does not expire without the appropriate steps being taken on your behalf.
  • Because the DMV no longer mails an Order of Revocation to drivers accused of DUI, it is important to ensure you receive all notices from the court. The number of defendants who fail to appear in court because they failed to get notice is staggering. Don’t let this happen to you.  Failure to appear in court can result in bench warrants being issued and many of your rights being waived.  We always contact clients prior to their hearing to ensure they are prepared for court and aware of the hearing date.
  • Contact an attorney familiar with the laws governing DUI in West Virginia. Hiring a lawyer who knows the rules about discovery, breath testing and field sobriety testing can make a huge difference in how your case is decided.   With cases, experience counts!

For over fifteen years, Zerbe & Pence PLLC has helped drivers accused of driving while impaired defend their rights.  Do not let one poor decision cost you your job, your driver’s license or your freedom.  We know what it takes to win your case.  If you are facing a criminal charge of driving under the influence, call us today for a free consultation.