Drunk Driving Lawyer

Drunk Driving Lawyer

  • DWI Lawyer
  • DUI & DWI
  • All traffic offenses

You may think that being charged with a DUI or DWI (driving under the influence/driving while intoxicated) could never happen to you, but think again. Every year, 1.5 million Americans will be pulled over and charged with a DUI. Contrary to what you think, you do not need to be “wasted” in order to be charged.  Alcohol is processed by the body at different rates–the one drink per hour rule to stay sober is only a generalization, and many variables, some beyond your control, can change that. Your weight, body mass index, liver and overall health, alertness prior to drinking, hydration level, and the actual size (versus perceived size) of your drinks can all lead to the mistake of getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

Once you are processed through the system and released, once you have sobered up you need to think about getting a DUI lawyer. Once you find one, the lawyer will question you about the events surrounding your DUI, including the question the police officer asked you–”How many drinks have you had?” It is important to tell your lawyer exactly what you told the officer. The lawyer can use this information as a negotiation tool for lowering your fees/fines, community service hours and jail time. Going back to the first paragraph, the court systems realize that many variables come into play when someone is legally intoxicated, and if both you and your lawyer state you’ve had “two/three” drinks, then the judge will factor this information into your sentencing.

While hiring a lawyer may seem very expensive initially, and you may be tempted to just keep your head down and hurry through the court process as fast as possible–don’t! Although you may need to pay more up front for a lawyer, a good DUI lawyer can actually save you thousands of dollars, hundreds of hours in community service and countless hours or days in jail time. Hire US!

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