We hear this a lot: “I got stopped for DUI but I wasn't arrested. The police let me go home and I didn't even get any paperwork.” You were arrested for DUI. When the police take you for a chemical test of your breath or blood, you are officially under arrest. You will get the paperwork in the mail weeks later. Some police officers file the charges months later.
Your first question is probably, “What should I be doing?” You need to immediately hire an experienced DUI defense attorney. There are things the attorney can be doing today to start your defense.
Many police departments have dash cam video in their patrol cars. But, here's the problem: many police departments don't automatically save the video. Other police departments only save the video for a short period of time. One of the most important things an attorney can do is write a letter to the police department police department requesting that the dash cam video be saved. The dash cam video may make the difference between winning and losing your case.
Many times officers get caught lying because their testimony is different from what is on video. You won't have that opportunity if you lose the dash cam video.
The best thing you can do right now is get a professional, experienced DUI attorney on your side. Former Pennsylvania State Police Attorney Mike Sherman and his team will do all they can to preserve your rights. Start getting your defense together today by calling 412-471-5000.