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Criminal and Traffic Law

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A conviction of a DUI or DWI charge may result in the suspension or revocation of your driver’s license for a year or more, fines, and possible incarceration. Your blood alcohol level (BAC) may affect the amount of jail time. You will also face increased insurance expenses as a result of a conviction. If you have been convicted of a DUI before, the penalties will increase in severity with each repeated incident. The consequences of repeat DUIs include:

Incarceration License Suspension/Revocation Fine
2nd DUI within 5 Years 20 days min. mandatory jail time Suspension for 3 years; no restricted license for 1 year $500 min. mandatory fine
3rd DUI within 5 years 6 months min. mandatory jail time Indefinite suspension, min. of 5 years; no restricted license for 30 days $1,000 min. mandatory fine
2nd DUI within 10 years 10 days min. mandatory jail time Suspension for 3 years; no restricted license for 3 years $500 min. mandatory fine
3rd DUI within 10 years 90 days min. mandatory jail time Indefinite suspension, min. of 5 years; no restricted license for 3 years $1,000 min. mandatory fine
  • 2nd DUI within 5 Years
    • 20 days min. mandatory jail time
    • Suspension for 3 years; no restricted license for 1 year
    • $500 min. mandatory fine
  • 3rd DUI within 5 years
    • 6 months min. mandatory jail time
    • Indefinite suspension, min. of 5 years; no restricted license for 30 days
    • $1,000 min. mandatory fine
  • 2nd DUI within 10 years
    • 10 days min. mandatory jail time
    • Suspension for 3 years; no restricted license for 3 years
    • $500 min. mandatory fine
  • 3rd DUI within 10 years
    • 90 days min. mandatory jail time
    • Indefinite suspension, min. of 5 years; no restricted license for 3 years
    • $1,000 min. mandatory fine

We aggressively pursue all available defenses and work closely with our clients to formulate strategies to eliminate or reduce jail time or other punitive actions against our clients. At the same time, we are upfront and honest with our clients regarding the strengths and weaknesses of their defenses so that we can pursue and reach a realistic outcome while aggressively protecting their rights. We dig for the facts, which the prosecution needs to support its case, but may lack.

Speeding Tickets

Upon receiving a speeding ticket, most people pre-pay the ticket to avoid having to go to court. However, when you pre-pay the ticket, you are admitting guilt for the offense. This will result in points being added to your driving record, which may lead up to the suspension of your license by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Let us help you fight the ticket. The burden is on the prosecution to prove that you committed the offense. However, even if the prosecution has all the necessary pieces of evidence, they may be willing to plea deal and amend the offense to one with lesser penalties and points.

Many think they can speak to the judge to dismiss the charges on their own. However, it is the prosecution who amends the charges, and in most counties, a pro se defendant (someone without an attorney) is not allowed to speak to the prosecution. Rarely will a judge dismiss the charges on his own. Furthermore, while the judge has discretion regarding the amount of fines imposed, he or she has no say as to the number of points for that offense.

Reckless Driving

A reckless driving charge is not one which you should take lightly. It is a class-1 misdemeanor with serious consequences, including:

  • Up to one year in jail
  • Up to $2,500 in fines
  • Six DMV points on your driving record
  • Suspension of your driver’s license for up to six months
  • Increase in auto insurance rates or cancellation

Our goal is to keep you informed of the status of your case every step of the way and to aggressively defend your rights. We carefully evaluate the evidence and facts available, including witness testimony, police reports, and breathalyzer and blood tests results, and hold the prosecution to its burden of proving all of the elements for the offense.

Domestic Violence, Including Protective Orders

Domestic violence cases are highly personal and emotional and may carry potential penalties and consequences which may not exist with other criminal charges. Domestic violence charges may result in a temporary protective order issued against you, where you may be forced to leave the shared home or where contact with the accuser or your children is restricted. You may also face incarceration, fines, inability to possess firearms, or obstacles in obtaining security clearances. It may also seriously impact a divorce, child custody, or other family law matter.

Our attorneys have experience and knowledge in representing the accused in domestic violence cases. We strive to zealously represent our clients and their interests by aggressively fighting to protect your rights. We have experience in establishing the facts to support our case through depositions, subpoenas, witness testimony, and other evidence while arguing against evidence the other side may attempt to introduce.

Protective orders are intended to protect against physical harm and stalking. Protective orders also have some of the same consequences as a criminal charge, including a negative impact on employment and educational opportunities. Our attorneys have experience representing both the accused and the accuser.

If you are the person seeking a protective order, we can walk you through the entire process from submitting the initial petition to the final hearing for a permanent protective order to ensuring compliance with the protective order. You can seek a protective order against a souse, a boyfriend or girlfriend with whom you have a child, or a family member or housemate. Our attorneys work to ensure your safety.

We also represent individuals against whom a protective order has been brought. The terms of a protective order vary, but you may be required to stay away from the person seeking the protective order, may have to leave your home if you reside together, and may even have restricted or no contact with your children. We understand how a protective order may impact your life and work diligently to minimize the impact of the protective order on your personal life and future.

Given the serious impact on not only your finances and freedom but also on your family and your future, it is extremely important to retain an attorney who can aggressively fight for your rights and who zealously represent your interests.

Misdemeanors

Our attorneys fight aggressively to ensure that our clients are not held accountable for a crime they did not commit and to ensure that our clients are not violated. We hold the prosecution to its burden to prove its case. Our familiarity with the procedure, judges, and prosecutors also allow us to be proactive in preparing your defense.

A conviction may result in fines, incarceration, and other penalties. It can also have long-lasting effects on your personal by seriously impacting your potential employment and education opportunities and negatively impacting your immigration status. Therefore, as soon as you are facing charges, it is imperative that you seek the advice of an attorney who can see both the immediate and long-term effects of the charges. We also understand the effects of a conviction on your family, employment, immigration status, and future. Our goal is to minimize the impact on your life.