Providing Aggressive Representation for Drunk Driving Charges
When officers pull someone over for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, they typically arrest them for a DUI. DUIs can involve operating a motor vehicle under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a combination of both. Unfortunately, even first-time offenders can face serious criminal penalties for a DUI conviction.
If you have been charged with a DUI, the best way to protect yourself and your future is by hiring a team of experienced DUI defense attorneys. At the DUI Defense Group, we have years of experience working on a wide variety of DUI and traffic-related cases. We will use our legal background and knowledge to determine the best course of action to reduce or remove the charges you are facing. We understand just how detrimental it can be to face criminal charges, and we are dedicated to getting you the outcome you deserve. For a free consultation, call us today at 866-927-3295.
Will Your License be Suspended After DUI Charges?
When you are pulled over for a suspected DUI, officers will test your blood alcohol content (BAC) levels and your intoxication levels. If you are driving over the legal limit of 0.08% or you appear to be inebriated, you will likely be detained or arrested.
Once your arrest has been processed, officers will send a notice to the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). The DMV can suspend or revoke your license automatically, regardless of whether you are convicted or acquitted of criminal charges
If your license is suspended, you have ten days from the time of your arrest to request a DMV hearing. At your hearing, our team can present evidence in your defense to show that you were not driving under the influence or that law enforcement officers did not have probable cause to pull you over. If you win this DMV hearing, your license will be reinstated.
If you do not request a DMV hearing or you lose your DMV hearing, your license will likely be suspended. Our team can help you submit a request for a restricted license to drive to and from work or school.
What Penalties Could You Face for a DUI?
Most DUI cases are classified as misdemeanors, especially for first-time offenders. If your DUI involves bodily injury or death or you have multiple DUI convictions on record already, you could face felony charges. Felonies are more severe than misdemeanors and are more likely to carry jail time.
Below are the most common penalties you will likely face for a DUI conviction:
- Six months driver’s license suspension
- Three to five years of probation
- Thousands of dollars in fines
- Mandatory ignition interlock device (IID)
- Three months of a mandatory drug or alcohol program
How Do You Defend Against DUI Charges?
Every individual is innocent until proven guilty under the eyes of the law. Your specific DUI defense strategy will depend on the nature of your charges, your criminal history, and your chemical test results. However, there are some common defense strategies that our team may use.
The following defense strategies are often used in DUI cases:
Lack of Probable Cause
Officers must have probable cause to pull you over or arrest you for a DUI. If officers did not have probable cause, the entire case against you may be unlawful.
Certain medical conditions can mimic the signs of intoxication or affect chemical test results. Our team can present medical evidence to explain your behavior or tests.
Law enforcement officers must follow legal procedures when arresting or detaining individuals. If an officer made an error, our team could argue that your arrest was illegal.
What Can a DUI Attorney Do for Me?
DUI charges are serious criminal charges with severe criminal penalties. Our team at the DUI Defense Group will create a customized legal defense strategy to reduce or remove the penalties you are facing for your DUI. We are committed to fighting for our clients to get them the best possible outcomes. For more information and to receive a free consultation, contact us today at 866-927-3295.