Drunk driving is a serious problem in New Mexico and sometimes it can cause automobile accidents. If you have been accused of drunk driving after an accident, it is imperative to contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer right away.
At Patrick J. Martinez & Associates, we understand the stress and turmoil drunk driving accidents can cause. With over 25 years of experience practicing DWI criminal defense, we aggressively defend your innocence and your freedom when you need it most.
What to Do After a Drunk Driving Accident
If an accident has occurred while drinking and driving, it is essential to protect your best interests. Before calling your lawyer, try to follow these steps:
- Avoid making a statement. Always consult an attorney before making any statements to police, witnesses or insurance companies.
- Politely refuse field sobriety tests. If drunk driving is suspected, you are only required to perform a BAC breath test at the local precinct. You have the right to refuse field sobriety tests.
- Do not leave the scene of the accident. Leaving the scene of an accident is another charge you can be arrested for.
- Get the names and phone numbers of witnesses. If you are not at fault, it is essential to have corroborating testimony. Ask for the phone numbers and names of witnesses who witnessed the accident.
If you are involved in a drunk driving accident, call Patrick J. Martinez & Associates as soon as possible. Our attorneys can ensure that your rights and liberties are protected if an arrest is made and start building your case right away.
Contact an Attorney After Your DWI accident
Patrick J. Martinez & Associates provides the hard-hitting criminal defense you need after a DWI accident. Contact us today to schedule a FREE confidential consultation at our law offices.