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What you can do to avoid incriminating yourself with a DUI charge

Facing criminal charges is extremely frightening. Your future and livelihood are at stake. Your reputation may be compromised and affect your relationships. Your family and loved ones also have to endure the pains of the legal proceedings associated with DUI charges.

If you are facing DUI charges, you need a Las Cruces DUI lawyer. With a DUI on record, your license may be taken away, making conveniences such as commuting to work difficult to coordinate. Your insurance rates may rise or your insurance company may even refuse to insure you, creating additional pains and frustration.


The beginning stages of the criminal defense of a DUI are crucial as law enforcement may try to prod incriminating information from you and use this information against you in court. Unfortunately, law enforcement tends to prey on the accused when they are in their most vulnerable states and have them reveal information without the advantage of having a lawyer present.

What can you do to protect yourself from the pressures of law enforcement?

  1. If you do not have legal representation and counsel in place, politely refuse to answer any questions from law personnel. While seemingly innocent and casual conversations may appear harmless, any information that you provide can be used against you later. Remember, you have the right to remain silent.
  2. If you are facing potential criminal charges, consult with a criminal defense attorney right away. When meeting with the attorney, be honest about the matter so he/she can best evaluate your situation. All of the information that you disclose to your attorney is confidential, and, ultimately, the goal of the criminal defense lawyer is to provide you with the quality representation you are entitled to.


If you need a Las Cruces criminal defense attorney, contact McGraw & Strickland at (575) 323-1529.

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