For most motorists, being pulled over and ultimately arrested for driving under the influence, or DUI, is a frightening experience. The ramifications of a DUI conviction are usually far-reaching and long lasting. If you have recently been charged with DUI in Omaha you likely have many questions about the legal process and the possible penalties if you are convicted. Though you may do your own research in an attempt to answer your questions, the best way to ensure that you are properly prepared and correctly informed is to consult with an experienced Omaha DUI defense attorney.
In the 21st century, people turn to the internet for just about everything. With the wealth of information available on the internet it may seem that you can find the answer to anything with just a few clicks. While there is a wealth of information about the legal process in general, and DUIs specifically, on the internet, not all of the information you encounter is accurate and up to date. Laws change on a regular basis. Information you encounter about the potential penalties for a DUI, for example, may not be current. In addition, although it is possible to get a general idea of how a criminal prosecution proceeds, no two prosecutions follow the exact same steps because no two prosecutions include the exact same facts and circumstances.
You may also have consulted with friends, family members, or co-workers who have been through the DUI prosecution process themselves. While these people can be a good source for first-hand information, you will likely run into the same problem – no two cases are identical. Therefore, although someone may be able to tell you what happened in their case, they cannot accurately predict what will happen in your case.
If you have been conducting your own investigation into the DUI prosecution process and trying to determine what will likely happen in your case but have hit a brick wall, it may be time to consult with an experienced Omaha DUI defense attorney. There is no substitute for a professional evaluation of your specific Omaha DUI case. You may ultimately decide to go it alone; however, you owe it to yourself to have your case reviewed by someone who can provide you with detailed and accurate advice and guidance. For a free case evaluation, contact Petersen Law Office 24 hours a day at 402-513-2180.