NEED A DUI LAWYER IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA? 

Repeat DUI offendersOne that won’t break the bank?

If you were arrested for a DUI in the District of Columbia, every step you take, everything you say, will either save or sink you.

The words that come out of your mouth and the actions you take after you’re stopped and arrested for a DUI, and which DUI lawyer in the District of Columbia you retain—all can have a profound impact on how much time you’ll spend in jail, how much of a fine you’ll pay, and how long you’ll be without a driver’s license.  

Every day, as DUI lawyers in the District of Columbia, we see grave mistakes made by clients when dealing with their DUI cases. 

We even see DUI lawyers make mistakes that cost their clients a longer driver’s license suspension, and results in them spending a longer time in jail and paying higher fines, especially for multiple offenses. 

With second, third, fourth, and subsequent DUI offenses in DC, you’ll get at least some jail time—how much depends on how your lawyer handles the matter. You’ll also likely pay a fine, whether it’s your first or fifth offense. And you’ll lose your driver’s license for a while.

Click Here to see the penalties for DUIs in DC 

Bottom line? You can’t afford to make mistakes after a DUI arrest.

3 THINGS TO AVOID DOING WHEN ARRESTED FOR A DUI IN DC: 

  1. DO NOT converse with the arresting officer. Say the minimum possible.
  2. DO NOT admit you were drinking. Saying “I just had one beer” can hurt you.
  3. DO NOT argue with the arresting officer. This could be used as “evidence” that you were intoxicated.

 

POSSIBLE CONSEQUENCES WHEN ARRESTED FOR DUI IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

  • When you operate a vehicle with a blood alcohol content level of .08% or higher, you may be charged with a DUI. Most people know this one.
  • Fewer people know that though the BAC (blood alcohol concentration) limit in D.C. is .08%, you can still be charged if your BAC is at or even under .05%—this can happen if the arresting officer sees other signs of inebriation such as slurred speech and inability to stand straight or walk a straight line.
  • You’ll go to jail.
  • Your car insurance could be sky high for several years to come.
  • You’ll end up with a criminal record.

Only a highly experienced DUI lawyer can help minimize the serious burden of this event on your life.

3 THINGS TO EXPECT FROM US AS YOUR DUI LAWYER IN THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 

  1. We’ll share important details regarding DUI cases. As one example, a blood alcohol test result is inadmissible if taken two hours after you were driving.

Yet, the DMV doesn’t care about that rule—yes, there is a DMV hearing in addition to the criminal DUI case.

If you’re a D.C. resident, you have up to 10 days to schedule the DC DMV hearing. If you’re from out of state, it’s 15 days. 

The DMV determines whether they’ll suspend your driver’s license and for how long.  The DMV hearing can be as complicated as the criminal trial.  We set the DMV hearing and attend with you to minimize the impact.

  1. We handle the criminal case in its entirety from the arraignment to the trial if there ends up being one. You never need to speak to the D.A. at all.
  1. You can expect superior representation, but without the huge retainer fees that usually come with it. We use technology to assist us in our duties and in marketing. This lowers our overhead so we can offer you superior representation for less money.

We’re in the trenches with you.

We DO care.

We’ve got your back!

You need a great DUI lawyer in the District of Columbia, but one who won’t gouge you in your time of need. That’s us. Just call us at 202-455-5610 and we’ll discuss a good strategy to move you beyond this event so you can go on with your life.

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