DUI Lawyer

DUI Lawyer

These lawyers handle cases involving the defendant driving or operating a motor vehicle or the defendant was impaired or under the influence of a narcotic/alcohol, or the defendant was driving a motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol.

Drinking while impaired or under the influence is a crime.  If someone is killed in result of an accident involving alcohol or drugs the driver will more than likely be charged with vehicular homicide. Depending on state laws and severity of the alcohol – related crime, it can either be a misdemeanor or a felony.

If you are pulled over:

  • Remain calm and polite. Always make contact with the police officer.
  • Hand the officer your license, registration and insurance upon request.
  • Give the officer no details other than your name and address if requested.
  • Refuse a Field Sobriety Test. (laws vary from state-to-state)

Anything beyond the above varies from state to state. In many states if your blood alcohol level exceeds a certain amount, you will be convicted of the crime automatically. This is also known as a per se law. Contact a qualified DUI lawyer today.