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DUI

If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important that you speak with an attorney immediately. You could qualify for an extension of your driving privilege. We are prepared to protect your rights if you have been charged with a DUI. Being charged with a DUI can be overwhelming and you need solid legal advise. You also need to act fast. Our firm is ready to help you take control of this situation so you can get back in charge of your life.

 

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Commonly Asked Questions:

How much in fines will I have to pay?

Conviction

1st Conviction

2nd Conviction

3rd Conviction (less than 10 years from second)

Blood alcohol less than .15

Between $500.00 and $1,000.00

Between $1,000.00 and $2,000.00

Between $2,000.00 and $5,000.00

Blood alcohol more than .15

Between $1,000.00 and $2,000.00

Between $2,000.00 and $4,000.00

Not less than $4,000.00

How much time in jail am I facing?

At court's discretion, sentencing terms may be served in a residential alcoholism or drug abuse treatment program, credited toward term of imprisonment.

Conviction

1st Conviction

2nd Conviction

 

3rd Conviction (less than 10 years from second)

4th Conviction

Blood alcohol less than .15

Up to 6 months

Up to 9 months(mandatory 10 days if within 5years)

Up to 12 months(mandatory 30 days if within 10 years)

Up to 5 years

Blood alcohol more than .15

Up to 9 months

Up to 12 months(mandatory 10 days if within 5 years)

Up to 12 months(mandatory 30 days if within 10 years)

Up to 5 years

How much community service could I have to do?

First Conviction: Mandatory 50 hours of community service or additional fine of $10 for

each hour of community service required.

 

How long will my car be impounded or immobilized?

Unless the family of the defendant has no other transportation: First conviction = 10 days; second conviction within 5 years = 30 days; third conviction within 10 years = 90 days. Impoundment or immobilization must not occur concurrently with incarceration.

 

The court may dismiss the order of impoundment of any vehicles that are owned by the defendant if they are operated solely by the employees of the defendant or any business owned by the defendant.

 

How long will my driver’s license be revoked for?

A. First Conviction: Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year.

 

B. Second Conviction Within 5 Years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Other 2nd offenders same as "A" above.

 

C. Third Conviction Within 10 Years of the second conviction: minimum 10 years revocation. May be eligable for a hardship reinstatement after two years.

 

D. Fourth Conviction, Regardless of When Prior Convictions Occurred) and Murder with Motor Vehicle: Mandatory permanent revocation. No hardship reinstatement.