Because DUI is a serious offense, you also need to take it seriously. When you get arrested for DUI (driving under influence of alcohol/drugs), you have to face the corresponding penalties like fines, license suspension and many more. Thus, you have to consider every possible way to get out of it. This can be tough knowing that many states already increased their measures to somehow get rid of this problem. You have to make use of your head and your resources to solve this problem.
Once you get arrested for DUI, the first thing that you must to is to get yourself a DUI attorney. No matter what state you are in, you will be able to find a lot of law firms with good lawyers/attorneys that are well knowledgeable about DUI cases or perhaps experts on DUI laws. A DUI lawyer will be the only one to help you find ways on how to go about getting out of this particular case. However, hiring a lawyer means that you have to spend money because normally, you have to pay the lawyer in order to defend you. But on the other side, if you come to think of it, the amount that you have to spend for the lawyer will definitely be lower than the amount that you have to pay for the DUI penalties and fines. Thus, you should get a really good lawyer who will help you get out of the mess that you got yourself into.
Aside from getting a lawyer, there are other things that you can do to prove that you were not driving drunk. After you were caught by a police officer, you can politely request for all the information that was acquired during the actual incident. You have the right to have a copy of the incident report, video/ audio recordings and other documents that contains essential information regarding the case. Basing on all the information that you were able to gather, you can then study and look for any discrepancy that you can find. You have to find out if the officer did something incorrectly like missing the Miranda warning before the arrest, etc. Finding some discrepancies would mean that there is a big possibility that your case will be dismissed which means that you will not be required to pay any DUI charges.
And if there were other people during the arrest, you can consider them as witnesses and you can get their side of the story. You have to go back to the place where the arrest happened and ask the around if anybody was able witness the incident. Their statements might be able to help you prove that you were not really driving drunk and that the officer was wrong.
When you get arrested for DUI but you were not really drunk or intoxicated, it does not mean that you can no longer do anything to prove your innocence. You actually have a lot of things to do to clean your name and go back to your normal life. But if you are guilty, then you deserve to be punished.