Get help finding the Right Criminal Defense Lawyer for your Drunk Driving Charge
Drunk driving is not only a danger to yourself and others, it also classifies as a criminal charge that can lead to serious consequences such as a felony or misdemeanor criminal charge. Drunk Driving charges can also result in drivers license restriction or suspension. Drunk driving can include driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Typically, if a driver has been drinking alcohol and has a Blood Alcohol Level that is over the legal limit, they will be charged with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence). The legal limit for adults over the age of 21 is currently 0.08%, which can be tested with a breath, blood or urine test. Minors have a zero tolerance policy, meaning their BAC must be under 0.01%. If the driver is impaired due to drug use, they can be tested via a blood or urine test, and will be charged with Driving Under the Influence of Drugs.
Drunk driving and operating a motor vehicle while impaired can lead to many harsh penalties that will affect the driver for many years. If you are charged with a DUI due to drunk driving, you may lose your license, face jail time, lose your insurance, be forced to enroll in driving classes, be required to install an Interlock Ignition Device in your vehicle, and/or be required to pay hefty fines. In California, a DUI charge will stay on your record for a period of 10 years. If charged with a second or third drunk driving violation, the penalties increase greatly.
Facing a drunk driving charge can impact many facets of your life. Aside from the penalties and punishments listed above, a drunk driving charge may also negatively affect your employment opportunities, your relationships, finances, chances of keeping insurance, etc. A criminal defense lawyer with experience in drunk driving cases can help you avoid many of these consequences. A DUI defense lawyer will represent you in court and defend your rights during this challenging and lengthy process. Having a criminal defense lawyer on your side could result in having your charges significantly reduced, saving your license/insurance, and keeping you out of jail.
If you or someone you know has been charged with a drunk driving violation, contact Attorney Search Network immediately. We can refer you to a pre-qualified criminal defense attorney with experience in drunk driving cases. A good defense will be imperative in helping you best avoid facing a misdemeanor or felony.
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