A night of fun turns into your worst nightmare. It happens all the time.
It could be something as simple as the girl’s night out or a trip to the Mall. In our day to day life things happen that change our lives forever. A trip to the store turns into a road rage incident. An anniversary dinner turns into a DUI arrest. A kid’s ball game turns ugly and someone gets arrested for aggravated battery. A couple’s visit to the VFW ends up in a domestic violence arrest. Things go horribly wrong and someone gets arrested and ends up in jail. No one plans to get arrested. It just happens, and when it does, what you do next can impact your life for a long time.
A conviction for a crime can have lasting consequences. A DUI conviction can cost you your job, embarrass you, raise your insurance rates and affect you employment opportunities forever. A domestic violence arrest can get your family involved with the DCF, get you thrown out of your own home with a restraining order and land you on probation with mandatory counseling. Getting high at a party and getting busted for possession of marijuana or cocaine can cost you your driver’s license, your job and your future. If you are a professional like a doctor or lawyer, your license to practice can be in jeopardy. You may find yourself suspended from practicing and your entire life turned upside down.
There is an old saying, “sh** happens”, and when it does, what you do next is critical.
As a criminal defense lawyer I have found that most of the time it is what happens after the police show up that is the most damaging evidence. A simple admission often makes the difference between winning and losing a case. Keeping your mouth shut, tough to do when you have had a few drinks, can make the difference between a conviction and a dismissal.
Going to Court without a lawyer is never a good idea. You may regret not hiring your own lawyer. If you are reading this too late, call 941 366 3506 for a free consultation.
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