Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Ignition Interlock Device Mandatory if Arrested for DUI?

An ignition interlock device, or IID, is a mechanism installed in the dashboard of a motor vehicle. Designed for use by individuals convicted of driving under the influence (DUI), an IID measures breath-alcohol concentration and determines whether it exceeds a preprogrammed blood-alcohol concentration. If the measurement is over the threshold, the IID prevents the vehicle … Read more

Is a first time DUI a misdemeanor or a felony?

Every crime is classified based on its severity. Crimes classified as misdemeanors are typically considered less serious than those classified as felonies are. As a result, associated punishments are not usually as severe. Many people are surprised to learn that being charged driving under the influence labels an individual a criminal and even more surprised … Read more

What if this is My Second DUI Offense?

A second DUI is not a badge of honor. It is a repeat criminal offense with more severe penalties. Though this is a serious situation, avoid the inclination to panic. The recommended approach is to learn more about the consequences of this infraction and consult a reputable DUI lawyer by completing an online DUI arrest … 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

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

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

How Can I Get Out of a DUI?

If you were recently arrested and charged with DUI, you are probably in shell shock right now. The fact that you are facing thousands of dollars in fines and possible jail time, as well as a license suspension, may only be the beginning of your problems if you are found guilty. If you depend on … Read more

Will My Job Find Out About My DUI?

If you have been arrested, charged, and convicted of a DUI, it is understandable that you may be concerned about your job. Depending upon the type of job and/or the company’s policies, being arrested could result in immediate dismissal. So, the question is, will your boss find out if you are arrested for a DUI? … 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

Does a DUI Require Mandatory DUI Classes?

Each state creates its own DUI laws and penalties but some consequences are common across states. Alabama, California, Kentucky, and Maine are among the many states that require both alcohol education and treatment/assessment for individuals convicted of DUI. Other states including Delaware and Kansas require participation in one program or the other but not both. … Read more

Can Police Errors Help Beat a DUI Charge?

Law enforcement officials are making  headlines for their questionable behaviors on the job. While often not as overt, mistakes can also be made during DUI arrests. When defending a DUI charge, exposing police errors can have the most successful results. This requires comprehensive legal knowledge and in-depth understanding of DUI processes and procedures. Police Reports … Read more

Why Using a Public Defender for a DUI is a Bad Idea

Getting a DUI is no longer a trivial matter, nor has it been in quite some time. In years past, DUIs were treated as nothing more than a traffic ticket. Today. A DUI will not only cost you excessive fines, a license suspension, and possible jail time, it may also cost you your job! For … 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

What if the Police Officer Lied on the Police Report?

Police officers make mistakes and sadly, some mistakes are intentional. We have only to look at the January 2014 DUI arrest of Justin Bieber. The arresting officer claimed to smell alcohol on Bieber’s breath and said that Bieber appeared to be impaired. To support this, law enforcement officials told the media that Bieber had a … Read more

Can I Go To Jail for a First Time DUI Offense?

A DUI conviction carries several penalties including fines and temporary driver license suspension. In certain situations, an initial DUI conviction can result in jail time. Jail is usually the last place anyone wants to end up, so understand the consequences of DUI before getting behind the wheel. If charged with driving under the influence, learn … Read more

Lifestyle Changes Needed after a DUI Arrest

A DUI arrest can literally be a sobering moment. For some people, the reality they have a real problem finally hits home. For others, it is just a compilation of a night of making some very bad decisions. Regardless of the situation, anyone arrested for a DUI should and needs to make some lifestyle changes … 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

Are There Pro Bono Lawyers for a DUI Case?

Attorneys specialize in different areas of the law and each charges different rates for services. While some lawyers charge enough to bankrupt their clients, others do not charge a penny unless they win the case (and some never charge a cent). Are “pro bono” lawyers available to DUI offenders and if so, how can they … Read more

How Can You Get a DUI with Just Your Keys in the Ignition?

A man goes to a bar, has some alcoholic drinks, leaves, and gets into his car. However, instead of starting the car and driving home intoxicated, he falls asleep behind the wheel before turning the key in the ignition. A few hours later, he is awakened by a police officer and charged with driving while … Read more

How Does a DUI Charge Affect Mental Health?

Being arrested is obviously a very stressful situation. Unlike other crimes, though, being arrested for a DUI is often a person’s first time in trouble. Look in any courtroom and first-time DUI offenders are often everyday people with no criminal history. The realization that their life is about to change forever, and not in a … Read more

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