Posted by Jim Yeargan in Jim's Blog on September 17, 2018
A man in Georgia was recently charged with a DUI, murder, and various other charges after a passenger who was National Guard member was thrown from the vehicle during a chase involving Atlanta law enforcement. Subsequently, the driver was booked into the DeKalb County Jail in connection with the offense. The accident occurred when the driver failed to stop his vehicle for law enforcement, which resulted in a chase. During the chase, the passenger is reported to have begged with the driver to stop. When the driver failed to exit Interstate 85, he could not handle a curve in the road, which resulted in his vehicle smashing through a guardrail, going down an embankment, and ending up on its roof. The passenger, who was not wearing her seatbelt, died at the scene of the accident.
If you were recently stopped by law enforcement for a DUI, you are likely worried about whether you will lose your license, see increased insurance costs, and other important details. Given the complicated nature of DUI accidents, it can help to understand some of the important steps that you should follow after you experience one.
Write Down Everything
Many DUI cases depend on small details. It is critical to write down details about the accident immediately after it occurs. Over time, your recollection of how the event occurred will fade, which might mean that key details about the incident will be lost. You should feel free to write down whatever details you can, but should not share any of these details with anyone except for your lawyer.
Mark Your Online Profile as Private
After a DUI accident, it is critical to remember that anything you say or do can potentially be used against you. The prosecution often examines social media to collect incriminating information about a person. This evidence can damage your reputation against a jury or a judge. Rather than place yourself in such a position, it is a wise idea to avoid posting any potentially incriminating details on social media.
It is critical to talk to anyone who might have seen the accident. After determining the person’s version of how the accident occurred, you should determine if he or she would be willing to testify on your behalf in a court of law.
Do Not Worry About the Small Details
DUI cases are particularly stressful, and it is common for people to obsesses over the consequences of these cases. Fortunately, a seasoned attorney can help make sure that you hold the responsible parties accountable. A skilled attorney will also remain committed to fighting for the best outcome for your case.
Speak with an Experienced DUI Attorney
If you are facing a DUI in Georgia, it is critical to contact an experienced defense attorney. At Yeargan & Kert LLC, we are highly experienced lawyers who rely on our years of knowledge from DUI cases to obtain the results you deserve. Contact our law office today to schedule an initial free consultation.