DUI attorneys know that even a first time DUI conviction can result in insurance issues for you. Many insurance companies have a clause in the insurance policy that allows them to cancel the policy immediately if you have arrested for DUI. Even if your insurance policy does not have this clause, your insurance costs will certainly increase. Even for a first time DUI offender, the increase can be significant. If you have an excellent driving record and the DUI is the only scar on your otherwise excellent driving record, the increase will be marginal. You cannot avoid this increase by changing your insurance company. When you change your insurance company, the new company will conduct a background check on you. Your background check will reveal your DUI conviction. A DUI attorney can assist you fight the DUI charges.
If you have been stopped at a DUI check post and asked to take a breath analyzer test, you should not refuse the test. If you refuse, the police officer will arrest you and take you to the station. At the station the police officer is likely to question you. An experienced DUI attorney can review the details of your case and determine if the police have violated any of your rights. If the police officer questions you at the police station without reading your Miranda rights, then any answer or statement you provide the police cannot be used as evidence against you in a court of law. In such cases, DUI attorneys will move a motion to exclude such evidence from trial.
Even if you are convicted of DUI, DUI lawyers can help you clear your DUI record. An experienced DUI lawyer knows the legal process of clearing your DUI record. A DUI lawyer can determine if you are eligible for expungement and make the application for expungement on your behalf. Generally you can apply for expungement of criminal record if you are a first time offender and there is no criminal charges pending against you at the time of the expungement application. Never take a DUI charge lightly. A felony DUI charge is far more serious. If convicted of a felony DUI, you will be sent to prison even if it is your first offense. Talk to an experienced DUI lawyer. DUI lawyers can review your case and develop a defense strategy.