DUI Charges and Social Media

Our DUI defense attorneys explain the legal consequences

If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Arizona, you might be tempted to tell your friends on social media about what happened to you. But the reality is anything you say or write after a DUI arrest could potentially be used against you in court.

That’s why it’s important to be aware of anything you say, write or post online if you have been charged with DUI in Arizona. Otherwise, your charge could turn into a conviction. And DUI conviction can result in having your driver’s license revoked, hundreds or thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time as well.

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If you’re serious about your DUI charge, make sure you talk to a DUI criminal defense attorney who can help you every step of the way. Make sure you schedule an appointment with Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC to discuss your legal rights. Arizona attorney Charlie Naegle has years of experience handling such complex cases and can help you every step of the way.

Understanding your legal rights

Many people might not be aware of the legal consequences associated with posting information on social media (including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) about a DUI arrest in Arizona. Police officers or prosecutors often look at a suspect’s social media account in search of:

  • Photographs of the person shortly before their arrest which show them intoxicated.
  • Statements made by the person arrested admitting they were drunk at the time.
  • Disparaging remarks or insults directed towards the arresting police officer.
  • Discussions about the ongoing or pending legal case.
  • Statements made by friends or family members in response to the original post.
  • Previous posts or statements made about drunk driving in the past.

Words matter. And the police officer and prosecutor investigating your case will often look for anything they can use to strengthen their case against you. Don’t give them any such information. Stay off social media after your arrest and talk to a lawyer right away.

How we can help you

Our legal team knows what to do if you have been charged with DUI in Arizona. We know what information to look for, what questions to ask and how to transform that evidence into a compelling legal case.

And even if you did something you regret on social media about your arrest or your case in general, you should still contact us to learn more about all your legal options and which one makes the most sense for your specific case.

You have rights. We can defend them. Find out how Brown, Naegle, Crider & Jensen LLC can help you. An experienced Arizona DUI defense lawyer can help you every step of the way.

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