The laws that govern crime and punishment are wide-ranging and variable. Facing criminal charges often seems overwhelming. Whether you are charged with a misdemeanor or felony, the attorneys at Chew Law can guide you through the process and answer all of your questions along the way.
What are the penalties for driving under the influence?
The penalties for a DUI conviction vary depending on your criminal history, the circumstances of your arrest and many other factors. They can range from probation, alcohol treatment or classes, jail or prison time. Your license may also be suspended or revoked.
How is someone convicted of DUI?
Being arrested for DUI doesn’t necessarily mean you will be found guilty, particularly if you have an experienced attorney who is familiar with current DUI law. To be convicted, prosecutors must prove you were driving a moving vehicle, the arresting officer had reasonable suspicion for detaining you or a roadblock was set up in a constitutional manner. The state must also show there was probable cause to arrest you and that drinking impaired your driving, usually through a field sobriety test. Finally, if you were given a breath or chemical test, prosecutors must prove it was done properly on a well-maintained and accurate machine.
How can you help me if I have been charged with DUI or DWI?
Our goal is to help you move on with your life and put your arrest behind you. We will make sure prosecutors can prove every aspect of the case. We will obtain all police documents, video footage and witness information that may help you beat your DUI charge. If you choose to take your case to trial, we will fight to suppress evidence that was gathered illegally and bring expert witnesses who can testify on DUI testing procedure or other factors.