DUI Lawyer Info
What is DUI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) is often called "drunk driving" and refers to operating a motor vehicle while
one's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above the legal limit set by statute, which purportedly is the level at
which an individual cannot safely drive a vehicle.
Since May, 2007, it may be pointed out, all the state statutes are essentially the "same" and have set this
limit at .08% for adults who are at least 21 years old.
A person can be also be charged with DUI if he or she operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of any
amount of alcohol or drugs, or a mixture of the two, which makes the person unable to safely operate the vehicle
that he or she is driving. The upshot of this is that an adult can in fact receive a DUI with a blood alcohol
content level that is less than .08%.
The adverse effects of driving under the influence (DUI) can be extensive, both from a psychological as well as
from a legal standpoint. Taking into consideration the tremendous number of fatalities and injuries that are
related to DUI all through the U.S., many state law makers have become infuriated with this lack of social and
personal responsibility and, consequently, are mandating more severe penalties for DUI offenders.
Why Do I Need a DUI Lawyer?
Remember that what matters is not so much whether you are innocent or guilty, but whether the prosecution has
enough evidence to prove their case against you. Keep in mind that you are innocent until proven guilty beyond a
reasonable doubt. By hiring a DUI lawyer, you are increasing the odds that you will experience the best possible
results regarding your DUI situation.
Even if you did in fact drink and drive in an unsafe way, a DUI lawyer may be able to help minimize your legal
problems and maximize the opportunities for you to move ahead toward a more beneficial future.
In a word, a DUI criminal defense attorney helps equalize the balance of power that exists between the defendant
and the prosecution and works to maintain the constitutional rights that are guaranteed to all DUI criminal
During the course of a DUI investigation if there are irregularities or evidence that could cause the DUI charge
to be thrown out of court, it is very improbable that the police, prosecution, or the court system will be greatly
"encouraged" to let you know about these legalities.
Indeed, in many if not most circumstances, you may never become aware that various "irregularities" ever took
place. A DUI lawyer, on the other hand, will be able to discover such "irregularities" and bring them to the
attention of the prosecution and the court.
In some situations, furthermore, and based on this "evidence," your DUI attorney may be able to get your charges
dismissed or substantially reduced.
DUI charges usually require the employment of DUI criminal defense lawyers. Don't let the State convict you of a
DUI when you may in fact have a viable defense.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving and have a DUI charge filed against you, please consider hiring a
DUI criminal defense attorney who will do whatever it takes within the law to get a favorable outcome for you.
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