For many people, the night that they're arrested for OVI/DUI is the worst night of their life. They're often times nervous, anxious, embarrassed and ashamed. The morning after is not much better. At that point, the panic, worry and anxiety really kick in. He or she will start to wonder, what should I do? Who should I call?
My first recommendation is confide in people you can trust. Use your connections. Ask friends, family or people you know and respect. See if one of them can point you in the right direction. Ask around. The people you know may be able to refer you to a lawyer you can trust. And if they don’t know someone personally, they may know someone who does.
I believe it's also a good idea to do some independent research online for OVI/DUI help. While the sheer volume of attorneys advertising online can be quite overwhelming, you can find some good, helpful information in cyberspace. I recommend focusing your search on attorneys who limit their practice to OVI/DUI and criminal defense matters. As with any line of work, finding someone with intimate knowledge of the subject matter is key. And even if you think you cannot afford an attorney, I would recommend calling around and at least talking with a few lawyers. Many criminal and/or OVI/DUI attorneys, myself included, will offer a free consultation or case of evaluation. It only makes sense to take advantage of such offers.
So if you’re reading this and wondering what you should do, call The Steven T Fox Law Firm for a free consultation and case evaluation today. If you do decide to call, I will personally handle the phone call and discuss with you the questions that you have. If I am unavailable when you call, I simply asked that you leave a message, and I will return your call as soon as possible, which is usually within minutes. During that initial phone call we can discuss aspects of your case and even set up a face-to-face meeting usually within 24 hours. At that meeting, I can discuss with you the arraignment process and give you an idea of what to expect at your initial appearance. In addition, I will typically review with you the applicable laws and potential penalties, as well as provide a general roadmap of what you may expect during the pendency of your case. So, if you have questions or concerns about what to do, or who to talk to, feel free to give me a call and we can discuss your concerns.