You Need to Protect Your Rights!
Did You Know?
- You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a formal review to try and get your license back.
- You may be eligible for a hardship license
- Your bond may be assigned as part of the attorney’s fees.
- Click here to read more information about DUI cases.
9 Reasons To Fight Your DUI
1. If you don’t, you will be convicted of dui and have a permanent criminal record, it will appear on your driving record forever and it can’t be erased.
2. You face possible jail, up to one year, even on a first offense, mandatory jail on second offense, you could face a felony conviction and up to 5 years in state prison on a third offense.
3. Your license will be revoked.
4. You will have to complete at least 50 hours of court ordered community service, maybe substantially more.
5. You will have to attend and complete a dui school, and follow up with treatment, which could include AA meetings and counseling sessions.
6. You will be placed on reporting probation up to 1 year.
7. Your vehicle will be impounded for at least 10 days, and subject to an ignition interlock device.
8. If you are not a US citizen, you could be deported.
9. If you refused a breath test, you could get up to 1 year in jail, regardless of the DUI.
5 Common DUI Myths:
1. I can’t be charged with DUI unless I am driving.
Wrong! If a person is sitting in a parked car and has had one drink and another car hits them, then it’s considered an alcohol-related accident.
2. If I wasn’t drunk but someone hits me, I can’t be charged with DUI.
Wrong! If a driver who has had a single drink is then involved in a fatal accident that someone else causes, it’s still considered an alcohol-related accident.
3. A single Drink increases my chances of a DUI Accident.
Wrong! We’ve all heard that having just a single drink increases our likelihood of being in an accident. But statistically this doesn’t prove to be true. A person, who has had only one drink, or little enough to have a low blood alcohol level, is no more likely to be in an accident than someone who hasn’t drank.
4. Breathalyzers are a reliable way to measure how much alcohol is in a person’s blood.
Wrong! actually breath alcohol content varies a great deal between people, and will read inconsistently in certain situations. And just because two people each have the same breath alcohol content does not mean that both of them are equally impaired, if they’re impaired at all.
5. Most people can drink from 3 to 5 drinks an hour and not go over the legal limit for blood alcohol.
Wrong! Unfortunately most people don’t realize that your blood alcohol content continues to go up for up to 3 hours after you take your final drink (up to 6 if you’ve been eating), even though you may be ‘sobering up’ and your ability to drive without impairment is improving.