DUIs are a type of arrest that have severe implications. You may face several problems if you have been arrested for a DUI. Everyone makes mistakes. Depending on your history, you may be able to come out on the other side unharmed.
To achieve this, you need solid legal representation to fend for you. Ganim Legal P.C. is that firm. DUI services are one of our specialties. With over 30 years of experience, Ganim Legal P.C. may be able to help with your problem.
What is a DUI?A DUI or “driving under the influence”, happens when someone drives a vehicle while being affected by alcohol or other drugs. A person is considered driving under the influence when they cannot drive the vehicle safely on public or private roads. However, DUIs do not just mean that you have been driving under the influence of alcohol or recreational drugs. You can also be arrested for driving under the influence of legal, doctor-prescribed medications. If you have been arrested for DUI, you might want to reach out for legal assistance to prevent any further problems.
Different Implications of DUIsThere are different levels of severity with DUIs, depending on the number of times you have been charged or arrested for driving under the influence.
If it is the first time, you may end up with mandatory jail time of two days or up to six months if you are convicted. Additionally, given that DUIs are a criminal offense, they can end up on your permanent criminal record.
In most cases, there is not any jail time. However, you can receive up to eighteen months of probation and one hundred hours of community service. Your driver’s license may be suspended for up to forty-five days, and you might require an ignition interlock device to start your car.
As a first-timer, you can apply for the alcohol education program. If you qualify, the charges may be dropped. This program is a privilege rather than a right, and you have one chance to convince the judge to grant you the opportunity. Therefore, it is important to have skilled attorneys, like us at Ganim Legal P.C. to increase your chances of success.
If you have more than one DUI arrest within ten years, the situation is more complicated. More than one DUI is a felony, which is far more serious than the misdemeanor for a first-time DUI and comes with a mandatory minimum of four months of jail time.
With a third offense, the minimum jail time goes up to one year, and you will pay hefty fines and have a long probation with it.
Another aspect of your life that can become destroyed by DUIs is your employment. A criminal record makes it difficult to find a job.
For these reasons, you might need an attorney. Ganim Legal P.C. is a law firm that can help you de-escalate the situation with ease.
What Are the Differences Between a DWI and a DUI?DUIs and DWIs are quite similar, and they a different in each state. A DUI in one state can be a DWI in another one. DWI stands for “driving while intoxicated.” It is considered a DWI when the law officer that stops you decides you are too impaired to safely operate a vehicle. DUIs and DWIs can be very alike in terms of consequences. They include jail time, a criminal record, revoking of your driving license, and the increasing of your car insurance policy payments for being considered a high-risk driver.
Double Trouble of DUIsNot only do you face criminal prosecution in a court of law, but you must also face possible license suspension by the DMV. You have seven days to request an appeal within thirty days of the arrest. For these reasons, getting legal assistance is the best thing you can do for yourself. Ganim Legal P.C. is the best law firm you could ever ask for and will do what it takes to help you out.
Hire Our Services for Your DUI Conflicts
DUIs are serious situations that need expert solutions.
This is what we can do for you:
- Offer DUI assistance and counseling
- File DMV appeals
- Help you become eligible for the alcohol education program
- Defend you in court
At Ganim Legal P.C., we truly believe that people should be given second chances. Do not let one mistake define your future. Schedule your free consultation today.