Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Drunk Driving is Serious Even for First Time Offenders

Drunk Driving is a serious matter for any driver. It's costly, can harm your career and lifestyle and comes with heavy fines. However, while repeat offenders face stiffer penalties, driving while intoxicated is a serious offense even if you are a first time offender.

In fact, a first time offender faces many of the same penalties as a repeat offender such as the loss of a driver's license, the possibility of alcohol counseling if deemed necessary, probation and even jail time depending on the outcome of your actions, higher insurance costs and a yearly charge known as a driver's license surcharge, which costs $1,000 and is payable for three years. It doesn't matter what state you're from since the legal limit is .08 or higher in all states and is a class B misdemeanor. For a blood alcohol level above .15, the penalties are stiffer and is now considered a class A misdemeanor.

If you have been accused of driving while intoxicated, you need the help of a defense lawyer that specializes in this type of area. Not only can you sometimes get the charges reduced but in some cases, the charges can be dropped with the right defense attorney.

There's no reason to feel that your situation is hopeless because success stories are a part of many of our case outcomes. We work tirelessly to ensure that you get the best representation possible so that your results are favorable or at the very least, better than without having the right team on your side.

If you have been accused of drunk driving then we will ensure that you get the help you need. Remember that the burden of proof is on the prosecution and we have the tools to make sure your outcome is better than expected.