A DUI is often one of the most complex legal situations that a driver will ever go through, and many do not realize that they have just 15 days to begin filing paperwork in order to protect their license. Not only will a DUI conviction leave a long-term blemish on your record, but it could also cost tens of thousands of dollars in the coming years. Our staff invests an overwhelming amount of time and energy into every case in order to protect our clients from heavy-handed punishments and unwarranted cases.
Understanding DUI Arrests
A DUI arrest can be an extremely confusing situation for any driver. Some are unsure of what they are required to do or if the officer is simply looking for a reason to formally charge them with drinking and driving. Unfortunately, it does not take much for an officer to claim they have probable cause and then officially make the arrest. When this takes place, it is immediately time to begin thinking about professional legal help.
Potential Charges and Punishments
Even a first-time offender could find themselves struggling with serious consequences after being formally convicted. When all the fines and fees have been added up, it will often cost tens of thousands of dollars. In addition to this, there is also a high likelihood of a jail sentence being set and almost every drive will have their license suspended. Repeat offenders can expect to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle and a jail sentence of up to 10 years. Drivers that refuse to take the chemical BAC test will immediately have their license revoked for a minimum of six months and be required to have an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.
The Benefits of An Experienced Attorney
There is too much at stake for any driver to plead guilty or attempt to defend themselves. Our team understands just how overwhelming these situations are and what must be done to give you the best chance at lowering or removing all charges. With a lower charge, you could be able to keep your license and even avoid jail. Whatever the case may be, please contact us today if you or a loved one has recently been arrested for a DUI. We offer all of your clients a free initial consultation for all of our world class legal services.