If you have been arrested for a serious criminal offense such as driving under the influence (DUI), only quality representation from a DUI attorney can help you to avoid the costs of conviction, which can include substantial fines, years in prison, and a criminal record that harms your employment prospects and reputation. Several factors may determine how an attorney would help you with your case.
For more information, contact Attorney Group today. We offer free, confidential, no obligation consultations. We can help answer your questions, and if you choose to pursue a case we can connect you with an affiliated DUI attorney who can assist you throughout the legal process.
What Happens After I am Stopped?
Sobriety checkpoints, traffic violations, and car accidents are the three most common events that can lead to a DUI arrest. However, the attending officer must have reasonable cause to conduct a DUI stop, and the driver has certain legal rights in each of these cases.
If the officer finds the driver to be driving while intoxicated following one or more tests, he or she may arrest the driver or issue a citation and a court date. If the defendant fails to show to this hearing, a warrant may be issued for his or her arrest. During the arraignment, the defendant will be informed of the charges and his or her attorney may be able to come to an agreement with the prosecutor. If not, the defendant has the right to a trial at which or she will be sentenced, as well as the option to appeal the conviction.
Do I Need a DUI Attorney?
“Driving under the influence” (DUI) and “driving while intoxicated” (DWI) are terms used for being legally impaired or intoxicated while operating a motor vehicle. The threshold for legal intoxication is typically when a urine, blood, or breath test registers a blood alcohol content (BAC) of at least 0.08 percent, although this cutoff may vary from state to state. Minors under the legal drinking age may be declared to be under the influence at a lower BAC percentage.
For this reason, it is important to contact an experienced DUI attorney to assist you in building your defense if you are facing DUI charges. Each year, states enact more severe drunk driving penalties and stronger DUI laws. You could be placed in jail, lose your driver’s license or be required to pay substantial fees. Additionally, you may see a rise in your car insurance rates and end up with a criminal conviction on your record.
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If you have been arrested for a DUI or DWI, consider seeking legal counsel from a DUI attorney today.
For more information, contact Attorney Group. You can fill out the form on this page or contact us by phone or email.
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up to answer questions that you might have. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and any information you provide will be kept confidential.