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You’ve Been Arrested for a DUI-Now What?

Posted Friday, May 11, 2018 by Andrew Charles Huff

Many folks charged with Driving Under the Influence or DUI have confided in me that they absolutely did not feel impaired while they were diving home and cannot understand why they might have provided a breath test over the legal limit after being arrested.

If you have been arrested for DUI, you’re most likely feeling completely overwhelmed. No matter if this is your first or fifth time, you will probably be dealing with a wide range of emotions and questions. Not of least of these is probably: What happens now?

In addition to contacting a good lawyer who can represent and help guide you through the process, there are a few other things to keep in mind when arrested for a DUI. If this is a repeat offense, it is likely that penalties and criminal charges will be more severe than if it was your first.

Here is some of the most important information to keep in mind when dealing with a Driving Under the Influence charge. If you provide an alcohol content of .08% or more—even if you are not later convicted—you will face some administrative penalties. These could include at minimum 90-day license suspension. If you refuse to take a breath test, you could face a minimum license suspension of one year.

Unlike other criminal charges, a DUI carries mandatory fees.

After your arrest, you will receive a court summons in the mail or in person upon our release following your initial arrest. You are required to attend your court date.

Whether you end up with a DUI conviction or a reduced plea, you potentially face consequences such as license suspension; costs and fees; possible jail time or community service; alcohol evaluation and classes including a Victim’s Impact Panel

You don’t have to go through this process alone. I have years of experience representing people facing Driving Under the Influence charges. Call me at 206-729-3477 to set up an appointment today.

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