Driving under the influence. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? However, did you know that:
While the basic concept may be simple, defending against DUI charges is not. There are many factors that can influence the complexity of a particular DUI case. Having an experienced DUI defense attorney on your side can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your case.
We have represented hundreds of individuals charged with DUI and taken over 50 cases to trial. As a result, we are familiar with the prosecution and the methods they use when constructing a case. Our goal is to have the charges reduced or dismissed. Unlike some other firms, however, there is no additional charge if your case goes to trial. We are prepared to stand with you from start to finish.
There are actually two separate processes that activate the moment you are stopped and charged with DUI, and both of them require your immediate attention. The first is that your license is suspended, and you have 10 days to appeal this suspension. The second is the criminal charges filed against you, which can include:
Consequences for a DUI conviction generally include jail time, fines, suspension of your driver’s license, DUI school, formal probation, and possible installation of an ignition interlock device. Most people have work, school, and family obligations. The penalties associated with a conviction can interfere with your ability to meet those obligations.
That is why we will investigate the circumstances of your DUI fully. Was there cause for the initial stop? Were any procedural errors made by police during the course of your stop and arrest? At what point after your stop was your BAC level taken? Are you being charged with multiple DUI because of a previous DUI on your record when in fact the look back period has expired?
We do not believe that there is such a thing as a “cookie-cutter” or typical DUI case. We will work with you to develop an individualized defense strategy that takes your unique situation into account. For a free consultation about your DUI charges and the options available to you, contact our firm right away.