A conviction for Driving
Under the Influence (DUI) carries serious consequences, including:
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DUI is an enhancement crime, meaning
penalties get more severe for subsequent DUI convictions. A person can be charged
with a DUI for being under the influence of alcohol or drugs (illegal or prescription).
are two aspects to an arrest for DUI. There is the criminal charge that takes
place in the courts. Secondly, there is the revocation action taken by DMV to
revoke your driver's license. This revocation can be challenged in an attempt
to keep you from losing your driver's license. This office will represent you
in the criminal action, as well as the DMV revocation action.
The goal in
the criminal case is to keep a conviction off your record by pleading the case
down to a reckless driving, or even less in some instances. Defendant a DUI is
highly technical in nature and there are many different bases for pleading a DUI
down other than a person's blood alcohol level. Therefore, a DUI can be kept off
a person's record despite their blood alcohol being over the legal limit. That
is why you need an experienced attorney to aggressively defend you if you have
been charged with a DUI.
A person also must be concerned with the fact that
DMV will likely attempt to revoke your license -- 90 days for a first offense
and one year for a second offense. This action take by DMV is independent of the
criminal action taking place in the courts. This office can get your driver's
license reinstated after you receive notice of revocation by requesting an administrative
hearing. We will represent you at the administrative hearing and attempt to keep
you from having your license revoked.