The offense of DWI, more so than any other misdemeanor, is complicated and can lead to far-reaching consequences beyond the offense itself. Just the accusation alone can lead to a driver's license suspension. A conviction will cause you to incur expensive surcharges (up to $6,000.00!), and perhaps an additional driver's license suspension.
If you are accused of a DWI, you have 15 days from the date of your arrest to request an Administrative License Revocation (ALR) hearing to contest your driver's license suspension. If you fail to request this hearing, your driver's license will be automatically suspended beginning on the 40th day following the date of arrest.
You need the assistance of an attorney to represent you at this hearing to try to prevent this suspension from taking place and to get a head-start in investigating the offense. If your license is suspended following the ALR hearing, in my cases, you can apply for an Occupational Driver's License so that you can continue to legally drive.
Once the DWI case itself is filed, you need the advice of an experienced defense attorney to examine the evidence against you, make sure the police followed the proper procedures when investigating and arresting you, look for any possible defenses, and if necessary, defend you at trial. If the evidence against you is sufficient to prove you are guilty, we will help to obtain the best possible plea deal on your behalf.
Payments plans available for DWI's. Please contact us for assistance.