Frequently Asked Questions About DUIs

When you are arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, you will undoubtedly have questions about the charges you face, potential consequences and effective defense strategies. At the Law Offices of Nickolas Daniels and Associates, we understand that you have concerns. We want you to be informed and educated about the legal effects of drunk driving and what you can do to protect your rights as you search for a lawyer.

Our firm represents people throughout Roseville and the Clinton Township area who have been charged with OWI/DUI or a related criminal offense. We are straightforward in explaining the legal process to our clients and aggressive in the courtroom. Our team aims to get positive results and will not let a challenge stand in the way of protecting our clients' rights.

Understanding The Consequences Of Drunk Driving Without A Lawyer Representing Your Interests

Hiring an attorney is one of the most important things you can do if you are charged with DUI, DWI or OWI. You need someone who actually knows the law, knows when your rights have been violated by law enforcement and knows what can be done to protect your future.

We frequently receive questions about DUI charges, some of which include:

  • What happens if I refuse the Breathalyzer? Will I go to jail?
    • If you refuse the preliminary breath test (PBT at the roadside), you will be fined. If you refuse the DataMaster breath test (the breath test at the police station), your driver's license will most likely be revoked for one year. Breath test refusal impacts your case, but it doesn't necessarily mean you will go to jail or have to plead guilty. We understand how refusing a breath test impacts a case and will help you understand what your defense options are.
  • Can I get an OWI/DUI if I'm just sitting in the car and not driving?
    • Yes, even if you are sitting in your driveway with your car running (but are not driving), you may still be charged with DUI. If this is the case, you need a lawyer who is particularly knowledgeable of the defense strategies for unique DUI situations. We have the experience you need.
  • Do I have the right to refuse to answer questions without a lawyer present?
    • Absolutely. You must identify yourself, but you do not have to answer any questions until you have legal counsel present. Be polite, but be adamant about waiting for your attorney.
  • Should I believe everything the police tell me?
    • Law enforcement officials are trained to ask investigatory questions that can help lead to your arrest or a charge. This means they will say whatever they must to get you to answer questions. You should wait to answer any investigatory questions until attorney Nickolas Daniels is representing your interests.

Contact OWI/DUI Lawyer Nickolas Daniels

To schedule your free initial consultation with attorney Nickolas Daniels, please contact him at 586-436-3499 or by sending an email online. Our firm is in Clinton Township, and we handle cases throughout the surrounding areas of Michigan.