DUI Attorney Info


What is DUI?

"Driving under the influence" (DUI) is sometimes called "drunk driving" or driving while intoxicated (DWI) and has two meanings:

First, you may be guilty of DUI or DWI for driving when your physical and/or mental abilities are negatively affected by alcohol, drugs, or a combination of alcohol and drugs. In fact, according to the law, it makes absolutely no difference whether the drug is over-the-counter, prescription, illegal, or legal.

If drinking alcohol and/or ingesting a drug adversely affects your reaction time, ability to judge distances, hearing, sight, or any other physical or mental ability used in driving, you may be found guilty of a drunk driving offense.

Second, you can receive a DUI arrest for driving with a blood alcohol level over the state's maximum permissible blood alcohol limit. As of May, 2007, the limit for adults is 0.08% in all 50 U.S. states.


Why Do I Need a DUI Attorney?

Being arrested for DUI can elicit feelings of fear, anxiety, embarrassment, depression, and anger. Keep in mind that individuals from all walks of life have been arrested for "driving under the influence."

And try to remember that the more control you take over in your life now, including educating yourself about current and relevant DUI laws, the greater peace of mind you will probably experience once your DUI has been resolved.

Due to the fact that you are in a vulnerable position, it would appear to make a lot of sense for you to consult with a DUI attorney you can trust and one who will fight for your legal rights.

Any DUI defense includes challenging the "stop and arrest" by the police officer. Another important area of a DUI defense is getting the breath test results suppressed.

Even if the breath test is not suppressed, however, a DUI lawyer may be able to discount the results altogether. Recent challenges that have led to "suppression" include the following:

  • A lack of calibration and certification of a thermometer in the breathalyzer machine.

  • Software problems in the testing.

  • A constitutional challenge to the new DUI statute itself.

  • Defective warnings prior to conducting the test machine.

Having a DUI attorney to plead your case and who is conversant with the DUI laws can greatly increase the likelihood that you will stay out of jail and receive a reduced sentence.

Currently, due to the pressures of a great number of entities that are outraged with the social and personal irresponsibility of individuals who continue to drink while under the influence of alcohol or drugs or both, judges, through the vehicle of stricter fines and penalties, are sending a clear message that such acts of irresponsibility will not be tolerated.

Once a DUI lawyer is hired to fight for you, he or she will immediately begin going through every detail in your case to determine whether there's any procedures that were improperly followed. Stated differently, your DUI attorney will be looking to see if the officer in charge did everything in the manner he or she was supposed to and whether or not there was a "lawful stop."

Have you been charged with DUI? A local DUI lawyer may be able to help you fight the charges against you and save your driver's license.


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