Q: Will I lose my driver’s license? Can I prevent losing my license?A:
The answer is yes to both of these questions. You may lose your driver’s license if you are convicted of DUI. An experienced attorney who regularly deals with DUI cases can help you identify steps that can be taken to lessen the likelihood of losing your privileges to drive.
Q: Will I go to jail?A:
Possibly. There are mandatory minimum incarceration periods for all levels of DUI upon conviction. It is imperative to work with an experienced attorney to help avoid the possibility of going to jail.
Q: Will a DUI affect my employment?A:
It can. It depends largely on what kind of work you do. If you rely on a Commercial Driver’s License to make a living you can expect significant challenges.
Q: How will a DUI affect my insurance?A:
A DUI conviction will more than likely affect both the cost of your insurance premium as well as your ability to get reasonable automobile insurance.
Q: Is there anything I can do before my trial than may affect the outcome?A:
Yes, an experienced lawyer will be able to steer you towards several pre-trial programs that can positively impact decisions made by the court.
Q: How much will this DUI cost me?A:
You can expect fines up to $1,000 imposed by the courts as well as attorney’s fees that range from $2,500 - $10,000 depending on the complexity of your case.
Q: How will hiring an attorney increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome?A:
A capable attorney knows the law, defenses to the charges and how to assert those defenses, the procedures used to assure you are treated fairly, the rules of evidence, and the consequences you might be facing. DUI is a serious charge and it is important you take the necessary steps to protect your rights.