Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to go to court?
DUI court process is lengthy and complicated, and you will likely have to appear in court
at least once, for your arraignment. Having an attorney to represent you
can ease the stress and burden of appearing in court.
Will I lose my driver's license?
When you are arrested for DUI, your driver's license is automatically
confiscated, and unless you act quickly, you may lose your license for
a lengthy period of time. An attorney can help you schedule a
DMV hearing and fight for you to retain your driving privileges.
Will I have to attend rehab or counseling?
Agreeing to attend alcohol rehab or counseling can help you avoid a more
serious penalty such as jail time, and is often a good option for first
time offenders. Repeat DUI offenders are often required to attend counseling.
What is an ignition interlock device?
An ignition interlock device is something that is installed in your car
and will prevent your vehicle from being turned on unless you submit a
clean breath sample. This is often a penalty for second, third, or fourth
time DUI convictions.
Should I accept a plea?
The details of your case may be such that accepting a guilty plea with
reduced punishment may be a better solution than taking your case to trial.
However, this can only be answered after discussing your case and all
options thoroughly with your attorney.
Will a DUI be on my record forever?
If you are convicted, after a certain amount of time, you can file a petition
to have your DUI expunged from your record. A DUI conviction can have
a devastating impact on your life, and prevent you from getting a good
job, or even from being accepted to college.
DUI expungement can help you overcome the stigma of a DUI by erasing it from your record.