Frequently Asked Questions

How Can a DUI Attorney Show My Rights Were Violated?

If your rights were not read to you, or there is some question as to the integrity of the reading, is there a way for your attorney to get you out from under a DUI charge? Having the entire case immediately thrown out may not be possible, but a good attorney may be able to … Read more

What Are My Rights When Pulled Over for a DUI?

Being pulled over for a DUI can be a very scary experience. In addition to the obvious points, you could face jail time, heavy fines, and possibly lose your license for an extended period of time. If you are pulled over, you need to be aware of your rights as well as what you should … Read more

What If My Miranda Rights Were Not Read During the DUI Arrest?

Watch enough TV and you could be under the impression that if you are not Mirandized, you simply walk away from the crime. While there are always exceptions to every rule, generally speaking, this is not the case. However, when your rights are not read to you, some of the evidence collected can be thrown … Read more

What Are My Rights During a DUI Checkpoint?

It is now common practice across the country for law enforcement to have DUI checkpoints during expected “drinking” holidays. Occasions such as St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Eve, Memorial Day Weekend, July 4 Weekend, and Labor Day Weekend are prime examples of when you will see a significant amount of DUI checkpoints. So, if you … Read more

How to Protect Your Rights During a DUI Stop

It is probably safe to assume that most people do not intentionally get behind the wheel while intoxicated. They have a drink or two after work and think they are fine to head home. Or, maybe they have more than a few but think their body weight or history of drinking enables them to handle … Read more

How Much Is a DUI Attorney Going to Cost?

One thing is for sure, if you have been arrested for a DUI, you are more than likely facing some stiff fines and penalties. In addition to these costs, you will also have to pay attorney fees and possibly for the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device. While your fines and fees for the device … Read more

I Was Just Charged with a DUI – What Do I Do Now?

Your life may have been changed forever. Being stopped for a DUI is a very serious offense. Guilty or not, you have some big decisions to make about how to handle your case. We realize that this is a scary time and that your mind is racing, which is why we have put together a … Read more

Can a DUI Lawyer Get Me Out of a DUI?

Being arrested for a DUI can be a scary experience, but it does not necessarily mean that you are going to jail or paying heavy fines. Consulting with an experienced DUI attorney and you just may find out that the case against you is not quite as strong as it seemed. There are several ways … Read more

Do I Really Need a DUI Attorney in Court?

If you are facing your first DUI charge, you have probably already started your search for an attorney. However, you may not actually need an attorney for a first time DUI, depending upon the course of action you plan on taking. Let’s take a quick look at the options available to DUI defendants. Are You … Read more

What To Do After a DUI Arrest

You have just been pulled over for suspicion of DUI and the officer is approaching your car… what should you do? Thousands of people are faced with this question every day and night. Making a bad decision here could literally affect the rest of your life. Knowing how to handle this situation properly may just … Read more

What If This is My First DUI Offense?

For a first time DUI offender, being arrested can be very traumatic, and rightfully so. You have no idea what is about to happen and for many people, this is their first time through police processing. Being arrested, charged, and spending a night or two in jail for the first time is enough to sober … Read more

How Long Will a DUI Stay on Your Record?

A DUI on your record can have serious repercussion both now and later in life. For instance, it will immediately affect your insurance rates and can possibly cause you to lose your job (for those that have jobs that require a license). With each state having its own DUI laws, we have put together a … Read more

What Happens if You Refuse to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

Being pulled over for suspected driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI) is a stressful situation. Many drivers panic when in this position for the first time. Since they have little or no knowledge of relevant laws, they may go along with whatever the law enforcement officer asks. However, some know their … Read more

Do You Have to Take a Field Sobriety Test?

When drivers are pulled over for suspected DUI, they may be subjected to field sobriety tests. A vehicle stop can be unnerving so drivers do not always think clearly regardless of whether they have consumed any alcohol. Many drivers go along with field sobriety testing because they believe it is mandatory. This is not true, … Read more

How to Obtain a Copy of a DUI Arrest Report

After being charged with a DUI, immediately request a copy of the DUI arrest report. This document is considered the most important evidence in a DUI case. Steps involved in requesting a copy of this report vary by state so assistance from a local DUI lawyer can streamline the process. With the report in hand, … Read more

What Happens If You Refuse a Breathalyzer?

A breathalyzer is a controversial device that measures blood alcohol content, typically used to support a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. Some states have an implied consent law stating that a driver license implies consent to breathalyzer testing during a DUI arrest. Others have instituted safeguards to reduce the number of mistaken convictions based … Read more

Can you beat a DUI on a technicality?

A DUI charge is scary but it does not always stick. People charged with driving under the influence have beaten this charge and gone on to live normal lives. Though some evidence may be irrefutable, cases have been won based on legal technicalities. Determine whether one of these applies and then retain a reputable DUI … Read more

Top Mistakes Police Make During a DUI Arrest

Stopping an individual for suspected driving under the influence (DUI) sets in motion a chain of events that can result in fines, license suspension, and jail time. Though police officers are trained in the DUI arrest process, many make mistakes. By exposing these errors, a DUI attorney refutes the credibility of the officer and/or the … Read more

Should you plead guilty to a DUI?

DUI lawyers field a lot of questions regarding car stops, testing, and legal proceedings. One of the most common questions these attorneys receive is whether an individual should plead guilty to DUI. Before entering any type of plea, individuals charged with DUI should understand the potential consequences. We provide some general information below but recommend … Read more

What is the Best Way to Get Help After a DUI?

After being arrested for driving under the influence, or DUI, feeling ashamed and alone is a common reaction. Many people do not want to tell their friends and coworkers that they have been charged with DUI due to the stigma it carries. Some experience feelings of despair and hopelessness due to potential suspension of the … Read more

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