If you have been arrested and charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI), it is likely that you provided either a breath or blood sample to police officers. Breath and blood tests are not 100% accurate and may not provide an accurate representation of your blood alcohol content at the time you were actually driving (or in actual physical control of) a vehicle. DUI cases are some of the most complicated and serious cases for many reasons. DUI cases involve several specific deadlines for filing pleadings and often require the use of expert witnesses and scientific explanations.
DUI investigations include several phases and require officers to perform very specific steps. A good defense attorney will study your DUI investigation to ensure the officers followed proper policies and procedures and to determine whether your rights were violated in any way. An officer’s failure to comply with the rules may result in a dismissal of your case.
DUI convictions result in several severe penalties. Some penalties are imposed at the court’s discretion while others are statutory penalties. It is crucial that you have an aggressive defense attorney who can (1) find issues with the investigation that may result in a dismissal of your case and
(2) negotiate the best outcome achievable if you are convicted or plead guilty.
If you were arrested for DUI, it is imperative that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately to confirm the accuracy of your test result and ensure that your rights are not waived for failure to act within the time frame allowed. Contact Riley Law today for a free case analysis.
If you fail an evidentiary test during a DUI investigation, you will be subject to civil penalties that are separate from any criminal penalties you receive from a Judge.
If you plead guilty to or are found guilty of driving under the influence, the maximum penalties are as follows:
In addition to the penalties listed above, a Judge can order you to complete additional requirements as a condition of your sentence.