Have you been arrested for DUI? You absolutely can and should fight your DUI charges and impending suspensions! Whether you are charged at Daley Center at 50 W. Washington, or with a felony at 26th Street, we can help you from the moment you've been arrested.
It is in your best interest to hire a lawyer as soon as you are released as there are things we can do immediately to begin fighting your case. We do not need to wait until your first court date, and in some cases it is in your best interest not to wait until right before that first court date to hire a lawyer.
Individuals who are suspected of driving while impaired are subject to law enforcement pulling them over to the side of the road and administering field sobriety tests. If a driver shows clues of impairment, then officers can make an arrest and charge the driver with a DUI. Then, if the driver has a blood alcohol concentration of .08% or higher, they will be charged with a second DUI. DUI penalties can be very harsh and can include license suspensions and jail time. The laws are strict and the penalties may be even more severe when victims are injured or killed as a result of the intoxicated driver's actions.
A professional and compelling defense is necessary when facing a drunk driving charge. The Toney Law Firm, LLC represents many clients arrested for intoxicated driving, and may be able to fight for your rights and freedoms as well. It is important to contact a skilled attorney as soon as possible following a DUI arrest and before making incriminating statements to the authorities. Driving under the influence allegations are serious with consequences that can affect the offender for many years into the future. A DUI conviction can also create difficulty in securing future employment and can cause the loss of certain freedoms.
The penalties issued by the courts depend on whether there are prior DUI offenses and how many. It's a felony if you are charged with DUI while your license is suspended or revoked. Felonies also include a prior felony DUI conviction, a hit and run accident, or causing an accident that resulted in injuries or fatalities. Most arrests for a DUI, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is an automatic license suspension for a specified amount of time ranging from 6 months to three years.
Following are the most common DUI penalties:
Following your DUI evaluation, a judge may order additional penalties of community service, restitution, and attendance to alcohol related counseling. Underage drivers convicted of a DUI can face problems in pursuing a career or attending a school of choice due to a criminal DUI record. With a future at stake it is essential to have a good criminal defense who can attack the police arrest reports, sobriety test administration procedures, and other evidence produced by a prosecution.
The Toney Law Firm, LLC successfully defends against DUI charges and fights for the rights of those charged with drunk driving. Make an appointment today for a free consultation.
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