What To Do If You Are
Pulled Over For A DUI In De
If You Have Been Arrested For A Dui, Call An Attorney Asap
- criminal charges,
- a DMV hearing,
- a license suspension,
- and thousands of dollars in fines, fees, and court costs.
When You Are Pulled Over
8 Things To Do When You Notice Flashing Lights Behind You:
- Remain calm & Be Polite
- Use your turn signal to pull over
- Keep your hands on the wheel
- Turn on your dome light at night
- Do not make any fast movements
- Wait until the officer asks, then hand over your documentation
- Do not get out unless the officer asks
- CALL A LAWYER
Field Sobriety & Breathalyzer Tests
Losing Your License
If you are arrested and charged with a DUI or DWI in Delaware, the officer may take your license and issue an “OFFICIAL NOTICE AND ORDER OF REVOCATION.” This is your official notice that your Delaware driving privileges will be suspended within 15 days of arrest unless you request an administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles.
If you fail to request a Delaware DUI Administrative Motor Vehicle Hearing within 15 days, you will lose your license. Make sure that you request a Delaware DUI Administrative Motor Vehicle Hearing as soon as possible. A Delaware DUI Attorney can help with requesting a hearing. After scheduling the hearing, you may receive a temporary driver’s license pending the outcome of your hearing.
Out of state drivers are also required to request a Delaware DUI Administrative Motor Vehicle Hearing within 15 days of receiving your notice. If you fail to request a hearing, you may lose your driving privileges in the State of Delaware.
If you have received a DUI, immediately call 302-855-9300 to speak with a Delaware Drunk Driving Defense Attorney at the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay.
Plead Not Guilty At Your Hearing
If you were unable to consult with a Delaware DUI Attorney before your first court appearance, you should plead Not Guilty to all charges including your DUI. This includes any speeding charges or reckless driving charges that may have been added to your case.
Even if your Breathalyzer test or Blood Test shows that your blood alcohol content (BAC) was .08 or greater, you can (and should) plead Not Guilty! This invokes the constitutional rights that require the State to prove the charges against you beyond a reasonable doubt. Regardless of whether you think you are guilty or not, always plead NOT GUILTY to DUI charges.
You can request to have an attorney present or to consult with your attorney at any time during this process. If you feel hesitant or unsure of your decision, call the Law Offices of Murray, Phillips & Gay at 302-855-9300 for assistance with your Delaware DUI.
Your Delaware Dui In Court
After your initial appearance known as an arraignment, you will be scheduled to appear for a criminal trial for your Delaware DUI. You will be required to appear in court for this trial, but you can have a lawyer with you! Make certain you meet with your attorney before your trial.