If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are probably concerned about the possibility of both doing jail time and losing your driver’s license. You also may not be sure what to do next. We are here to help you through this difficult situation.
A DUI (driving under the influence) is a criminal act which involves an individual operating an automobile, motorcycle, truck, or other forms of transportation while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, controlled substances, or any other substance which may impair your ability to safely operate a vehicle.
You only have 10 days from the date of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the department of motor vehicles. At this point you may request to be granted hardship driving privileges while you are involved in the legal process of defending yourself against DUI charges.
An individual may be arrested for a DUI offense even if they are not driving their vehicle. Simply sitting in the vehicle with the keys in the car may result in a DUI arrest. Additionally, driving under the influence charges are not relegated to just motor vehicles; as you may be arrested for a DUI while on a bicycle, moped, golf cart, or while operating any other form of transportation. While it may seem excessive, law enforcement and prosecutors tend to strictly enforce the laws regarding drinking and driving, and being under the influence of any substance which has the potential to cause property damage, injuries, or death.
We will inform you of your legal rights, examine all evidence against you, as well as evidence that supports your claim of innocence, and inform you of your best possible defense strategy. We will diligently work on your behalf to get the charges dropped, reduced, obtain probation instead of jail or prison time, and when necessary, use every available legal resource while aggressively representing you at trial.
The longer an individual waits to obtain legal representation may directly affect their ability to achieve a successful outcome. Therefore, if you have been charged with a DUI – driving under the influence crime, it is important to seek the legal advice and representation of an experienced DUI attorney or lawyer as soon as possible.
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