First DUI Offense
Getting charged with a criminal drunk driving offense is scary. For many people, this is their first criminal charge, and hopefully their last. Individuals charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances face many challenges to limit emotional and financial damages:
Financial damages – court fines, insurance expense, legal fees
Family anxiety – losing income, losing employment, jail time
Lifestyle change – losing license means no driving
Reputation management – photos appearing on mug shot websites, embarrassment of notifying an employer
A proper legal defense team may help to reduce or eliminate damages. Additionally, they can help you understand your legal rights and represent your interests as the case moves through the court system. The unique circumstances of your case (type of alcohol test administered, level of your BAC test, whether injuries occurred or not, history of prior criminal offenses) will determine the likelihood of fully expunging the charge or reducing to a lesser offense.