WHAT SHOULD YOU DO WHEN YOU ARE ARRESTED FOR DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE?
- Give your co-operation to the authorities.
- You have the right to call at least one person (your attorney, a friend or family.)
- You have the right to consult your attorney.
- You can be released on bail or a warning.
WHAT IS THE PROCESS FOLLOWING YOUR ARREST?
- If you have not been released on bail, you will remain in the police cells until you appear in court.
- This must happen within 48 hours, except if it is a weekend or public holiday, when you will only appear in court on the first working day.
- At your first court appearance the issue of bail will be revisited and usually confirmed by the court.
- Your matter will be postponed for a couple of months for the results of your blood tests.
- If you are found guilty of drunken driving, you may get a fine, jail time, and your drivers’ license might be suspended.