Clients sometimes question our DWI attorney in Fort Worth about what they should do after they are released from custody. We advise you to take the following steps in this order:
- Document everything that happened before, during and after your arrest. Write down what you ate, how much you ate and when you ate. Note what you had to drink, when you drank and how much you drank. Also write down if you took any medication, when you took it and how much you took. Finally, list the people who were with you and where you went.
- Next, note everything that law enforcement personnel said to you along with your response. Go over the conversations to the best of your memory. If someone else was with you, ask them to do the same thing. They might remember more than you did since they were observing the situation from an outside point of view. Write down the names and other relevant information of all witnesses.
- Pick up your car from where the current location. Look to see if any alcohol containers are left in the vehicle. Have someone else take pictures of these items for you, especially noting if any liquids are in them.
- Drive your vehicle home unless your license is suspended. If so, ask someone else to drive it for you.
- Appeal the suspension of your driver’s license if necessary. Call DMV within 10 days, or you will forfeit this right. Your lawyer can help you with this as well.
- Remain law-abiding until your case is resolved.
- Retain the services of a knowledgeable DUI lawyer.
Contact Our Fort Worth DWI Lawyer
If you are looking for a seasoned DWI attorney in Fort Worth, reach out to the Law Office of Bryan P. Hoeller for help.