DWI/DUI, DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF DRUGS
Have you been charged with DWI/DUI or Driving Under the Influence of Drugs?
If you have been charged with a DWI/DUI, the defense of your case depends on the reason for the stop, probable cause for the arrest and the results of the breath/blood test or lack thereof. Our attorneys have the experience and training to defend you when you are charged with these violations.
Many people’s first encounter with law enforcement is a drunk driving arrest. If you have been charged with DUI or DWI, you may think that you have no choice but to plead guilty and accept your punishment, but there may be other options. Do not go it alone. Call Crosland, Rapaport & Graham for prompt aggressive legal help.
Consult us immediately following a DUI/DWI incident so we can begin preparing your defense and try to get your life back to normal as quickly as possible without further repercussions.
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Preventing the suspension of your driver’s license
As soon as you have been charged with drunk driving, the state initiates the suspension of your license. After your arrest, you only have a short time to request an administrative hearing to fight the license suspension. These hearings can be abrupt and you can easily lose your license before you even realize it is your turn to speak.
We understand the issues that they consider, and are skilled at finding defenses that can help you avoid or shorten the term of your driver’s license suspension. Do not go to the hearing without my representation.
Drunk driving charges
The charges you face when pulled over for drunk driving are determined by the combination of your performance on standardized field sobriety tests and the amount of alcohol found in your system. A conviction for drunk driving can result in a high number of points on your license, and can lead to the suspension and revocation of that license in addition to fines and jail time. Driving while under the influence of drugs carries similar penalties.
Driving while impaired (DWI)
If your blood alcohol content (BAC) is found to be in the range of .02% to .07%, you may be charged with driving while impaired (DWI). You may also be arrested under this charge if you refuse to take a breath test and the police officer has other reasons to believe that you are impaired by drugs or alcohol. If you are convicted of DWI, you may face a drivers license suspension, points on your driving record, a fine and/or jail time.
Driving under the influence (DUI)
A BAC of .08 or higher leads to the more serious charge of driving under the influence (DUI). Penalties for a DUI conviction include drivers license suspension, significant points on your driving record, a significant fine and more time in jail.
Driving under the influence of drugs
If you are convicted of driving under the influence of drugs, the penalties are as severe as those for a DUI include drivers license suspension, significant points on your driving record, a significant fine and more time in jail.
Subsequent convictions lead to much more harsh penalties, including longer license suspensions as well as years in jail. If you have previously been convicted of DUI or DWI, you have an even greater need of experienced assistance from a criminal defense lawyer.
Fighting your criminal DUI or DWI charges
With over a decade of experience defending DUI or DWI charges , Crosland, Rapaport & Graham understand the legal system and have developed many defense strategies to protect your freedom. We review the evidence carefully and challenge the circumstances of your arrest:
|Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to pull you over?||Did the officer follow proper procedures during the field sobriety tests?|
|Did the officer have probable cause to arrest you?||Was the breath test conducted properly?|