Protecting Your Rights In DUI And Traffic Cases

Being arrested for DUI/DWI can be an intimidating situation. Many people facing this charge may have clean records. If you have been convicted of drunk driving, another conviction could have serious consequences affecting you and your family. Whether you are facing first-time charges or felony DUI charges, select a skilled defense attorney.

At Fisher Law Office, we are committed defending individuals accused of drunk driving. Our firm's criminal defense attorneys offer more than 35 years of combined experience developing an aggressive defense strategy for individuals facing DUI/DWI charges. Call today to schedule a free initial consultation. We will act quickly to conduct a thorough investigation focused on uncovering any procedural errors or violations of your constitutional rights.

Defending You in Criminal and Licensing Proceedings

If you are convicted of a first DUI/DWI offense - whether you are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol, an illegal drug or a prescription medication - you face a fine of $1,800, at least two days in jail, a mandatory drunk driving course and a six-month suspension of your driver's license. Penalties for a second offense and beyond are increasingly more serious.

To fight these consequences, you need a criminal defense attorney who understands this highly technical area of law. I understand what sort of evidence the prosecutors are required to present and what defenses are available to you. Part of our focus includes evaluating the circumstances behind the field sobriety and Breathalyzer tests. We will fight for a dismissal or reduction in charges based on any mechanical errors, procedural mistakes or violations of your constitutional rights.

The small print on your DUI/DWI citation requires you to request a hearing within 10 days, or your driver's license will be automatically suspended for six months. This hearing is separate from the criminal justice process.

If you request a driver's license hearing at the DMV, you have a right to present evidence in your defense to try and avoid a suspension. We can make this request on your behalf free of charge.

If you have missed the deadline for a hearing, we can help you request a restricted license, allowing you to drive for certain purposes after the first 30 days of your license suspension. You may have grounds to request a late hearing. We can explore that option with you, as well.

Pursuing Negotiations to Reduce Consequences

In some cases, our defense attorneys have been successful in negotiating with prosecutors for clients to plead guilty to an alcohol-related reckless driving, instead of a DUI/DWI. A reckless driving conviction is still a criminal conviction, but it does not carry jail time, the fine is lower and other consequences are less severe.

Get A Strong Defense Attorney On Your Side

The best defense strategy depends on your unique circumstances. Contact our law firm today for a free initial consultation with an experienced lawyer. We can help you determine whether to avoid or reduce the consequences of a drunk driving charge.