If you or someone you love has been charged with a DUI, you probably feel lost, frustrated and confused. After all, a DUI is a serious charge and law enforcement takes drinking and driving charges very seriously. According to MADD, “Almost half of drivers killed in crashes had positive tests for alcohol in their systems”.
In addition, law enforcement officials are specifically trained to detect individuals who are under the influence and special equipment, like alcohol breath analyzers, make their job easier. In fact, the FBI reports that, “ Over 1.2 million of all drivers arrested or convicted are repeat offenders.”
With this in mind, if you or someone you care about has been picked up for a DUI you must contact a competent and experienced lawyer immediately. Not only could you face jail time, expensive fines and have your license suspended but you could also end up with a criminal record that carries a sharp felony conviction. A conviction can cause others to view you in a negative manner, tarnish your reputation, impact your ability to obtain or pursue your chosen career or take away your civil rights.
Contact us today so that we can begin preserving evidence and working on your case.
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