Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do if I am being arrested and charged with a DUI?

Generally speaking, you will have three possible options in case you will be charged with a DUI:

  • Trying to dismiss the case
  • Enter in a plea bargain
  • Go to the trial

In the majority of DUI courts hiring a lawyer to defend you is mandatory for criminal cases that may get you incarcerated.

A qualified as well as experienced DUI attorney will be capable of increasing your chances to alleviate the legal consequences of your DUI charges in court. Skillful lawyers will help you better understand what you should be expecting in court and what kind of path it is advisable to choose. Hence, it is highly recommendable to ask the judge to provide you with enough time to get a good attorney, who would help you deal with this case.

What kind of legal penalties may follow the DUI conviction?

Legal penalties that you will be facing can be different, depending on two factors – how many prior DUI convictions you had and was there a minor under the age of 15 present in your vehicle.

Get in touch with a qualified DUI lawyer at the earliest opportunity in order to come up with a solid defense strategy that would help you avoid harsher punishment.

This is my first DUI conviction. What can I expect?
  • Up to $2000 in fines. However, in case there was a minor under 15 years of age in the car while you were driving, you will have to pay a significantly hire fine.
  • Up to 6 months in a correctional facility.
  • Up to 1 year of driver’s license suspension.
  • Up to $2000 every year for the term of 3 years in case you wish to keep your license.
This is my first DUI offense with BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) equals to 0.15 or greater. What should I expect?
  • Up to $4000 in fines and more in case a minor under 15 years of age was present in the vehicle.
  • A year in the correctional facility.
  • Up to 1 year of driver’s license suspension.
  • Up to $2000 every year for the term of 3 years in case you wish to keep your license.
This is my second DUI conviction. What can I expect?
  • Up to $4000 in fines and more in case a minor under 15 years of age was present in the vehicle.
  • Up to a year in the correctional facility.
  • Up to 2 years of driver’s license suspension.
  • Up to $2000 every year for the term of 3 years in case you wish to keep your license.
This is my third DUI offense. What Should I expect?
  • Up to $10 000 in fines.
  • A minimum of 2 years in the correctional facility.
  • Up to 2 years of driver’s license suspension.
  • Up to $2000 every year for the term of 3 years in case you wish to keep your license.
How should I proceed in case my driver’s license will be suspended?

If you were charged with a DUI, your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked in accordance with how severe your charges are. You will have a possibility to request a hearing within a limited amount of time in order to recover your driver’s license.

The hearing is your best opportunity to keep the driver’s license. Still, in order to get desired results, you will first need to hire a professional defense attorney. You will have to do so at the earliest opportunity, since time is of the essence.

Is it possible to hire an attorney for the DMV hearing?

Yes. If you were arrested and charged with a DUI, your driver’s license may be suspended or revoked in accordance with how severe your charges are. However, you will have a possibility to file for a DMV hearing within a limited amount of time in order to recover your license.

The hearing is your best opportunity to keep the license. Still, in order to get desired results, you will first need to hire a professional defense attorney. You will have to do so at the earliest opportunity, since time is of the essence.

How long does it usually take to deal with the DUI case?

Every case is different and therefore it can take any amount of time. The overall duration will be dependent on a large variety of factors, but you could always learn a more or less precise answer during your free consultation with a DUI lawyer.

Depending on the state and the city, the case could take from 6 months to 2 years. Some cases may even take longer than that.

How much will I have to pay?

You will be obliged to pay for the majority of the DUI expenses only after you were convicted and lost a trial or entered a plea bargain. In case your guilt will be determined, you will need to pay court imposed fees, fines and any other expenses, including probation fees if you are on probation. Besides, you may be obliged to pay for the alcohol and drug awareness classes as well as all the test you submitted yourself to.

Regardless of the case outcome, you will need to pay attorney fees, travelling costs as well as insurance expenses.

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