DUI Law: How a Law Can Become a Pawn

Everyone remembers the way a law gets written and put into effect from their high school civics classes. However, in reality all law, even DUI law, can become more politically motivated in nature, being used as a pawn by those who are seeking to be elected to office. Often these “tough on crime” politicians will vow to “crack down” on this crime or another in hopes of landing in office when they could really care less about the crime in question. For those who are basically law abiding, the tough new laws do not have a lot of bearing on their lives- however, for even the most law abiding, walk-the-line person, a tough change in the DUI law can impact them greatly.

When you find yourself on the wrong side of a DUI law charge, it is time to step back and calm down. First, keep this in mind: there is no such thing as a hopeless case. Laws are written by lawmakers and enforced by police. Laws are not perfect, not from the moment they are written, not from the moment they are accepted and enacted, and not from the moment that they are enforced. DUI laws are written by humans, enacted by humans and enforced by humans, meaning that there are a number of ways that errors can be made. These errors can change the way that the laws will impact you. But do you, the layperson, know the ways that errors can be made? Do you know the steps that should be followed and how a wrong step can impact your case? A good DUI lawyer makes a living knowing these laws and the changes that are made to them- and being able to point out the places that might be wrong.

If you are arrested for any kind of violation, including of a DUI law, call an experienced lawyer who can help you devise the plan of action that will be the most beneficial to you and your situation. Do not agree to anything without the advice of a lawyer. Do not volunteer any information. And, most importantly, do not panic. There is a light at the end of the tunnel- the light in your attorney’s office.