What Should You Do If You Are Arrested For Drunk Driving?

If you are arrested for drunk driving, or operating while intoxicated (OWI), your next actions can determine the course of your case. From Breathalyzer tests and your statements, law enforcement can obtain evidence they can use to prepare a case against you.

Since most OWI or DUI arrests happen when you are scared, drunk, or tired, it isn't always easy to remember your rights. If you remember nothing else, remember:

  • You have the right to an attorney.
  • You have the right to speak to your lawyer before submitting to a Breathalyzer.
  • Do not give any statement to law enforcement before you talk to a lawyer. Do not tell them where you have been or if you have been drinking.

We Can Help Fight For Your Future

If you are charged with OWI in Iowa, Carr & Wright, P.L.C., is here to help. We are experienced trial attorneys who are prepared to fight for our clients in court. We can help protect your rights and help you navigate the criminal justice system. Any OWI change puts you at risk of having a criminal record that can affect your employment and housing prospects in the future. We are committed to helping you fight for your future.

Call Us After An Arrest

Assert your right to a lawyer after an OWI arrest and call us at 515-259-1389 to discuss how we can help with drunk driving defense. You can also use our online contact form. We offer free initial consultations and payment plans for our services. Our office is located in downtown Des Moines.