Up until a few years ago, the criminal law knowledge only extended as far as what I had seen on courtroom dramas and news coverage. So when I found myself facing criminal charges for a crime I did not commit, I must admit that I was less than optimistic about my ability to prove my innocence. Thankfully, I was able to find a qualified attorney that was willing to take on my case.
After the charges against me were dropped, I was determined to never allow myself to feel so helpless again. So I started dedicating my free time to learning more about criminal law and how I could have handled the situation differently. It is my hope that by starting this site, I will be able to share with the world everything that I have learned so that no one else needs to experience what I did.
In order to get released on your own recognizance following an arrest for driving under the influence of alcohol, you and your attorney need to prove to a judge that you're not a danger to society. Doing so can be a bit of an uphill battle — after all, you've been charged with a crime that is indeed dangerous to motorists, pedestrians, and even property. In order to earn this early victory in the legal process, you and your attorney should confer on the specific details of your arrest. [Read More]