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Calling the Police Officer to Discuss their Case - many people feel the need to call the officer to attempt to resolve the case. This is a mistake. Once you are arrested, there is nothing the officer can do to drop the charge.
More importantly, whatever you say to the offer directly, or in a voicemail, days after the event can be used as evidence against you in court. An officer can use your call as an opportunity to get you to admit additional incriminating information, possibly things that you did not admit during the event or things that the officer forgot to ask you. Acknowledging minor facts you may not think are important, even implicitly, can be very damaging to your case. Sometimes admitting something as simple as when an accident occurred or that you had nothing to drink between the accident and the time the officer arrived can mean the difference between an acquittal and a conviction.
Hiding Facts from Your Lawyer - Your Fairfax DUI lawyer cannot properly defend you with only part of the story. No matter how bad you think the facts make you look, your lawyer must know everything. Time and time again clients "fudge" the facts. The case then proceeds to trial and the lawyer is caught flat-footed in front of the judge. DWI lawyers can deal with bad facts if they know them, but hidden information can lead to catastrophic consequences in ways you never imagined.
Waiting Until the Last Possible Minute to Hire a DUI/DUI Lawyer - Some people like to procrastinate when they face a decision they do not want to make. Unfortunately, waiting until the last minute to hire a lawyer compounds the problem. The lawyer will have insufficient time to prepare for court. You should speak with an attorney immediately to ensure that things can be done in a timely fashion.
Choosing the Wrong Fairfax DUI/DWI Attorney - The greatest influence you have over the outcome of you case is exercised when you choose an attorney. Read about the TOP Absolutely Critical Rules You Must Follow to See that Your Case is Handled Properly
Call 703-659-1561 or email to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with Fairfax DWI lawyer Kyle G. Manikas. Mr. Manikas will analyze your Fairfax case from the perspective of a former Fairfax County prosecutor who has an inside understanding of the Fairfax system you will face.
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