You would be wise to retain a lawyer. Even a first offense DWI can be very serious. At a minimum, it is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $1000 fine. Perhaps, even more significant, is the fact that you could lose your license for up to a year and may be required to have an alcohol interlock in your vehicle. There are many defenses to a drunk driving offense. Many of them do not become apparent until the discovery is reviewed and audio and video tapes are required. You...
The only thing it means is that you were cited with DWI and you need a lawyer.
A first offense DWI i still a serious offense. At a minimum, it is a fourth degree offense. A fourth degree offense is a misdemeanor which carries with it maximum possible penalties of 90 days in jail and a $1 ,000 fine. As a result, it is important to present an aggressive defense. It is also important to know and understand the Judge's and their proclivities in your county.
A DWI is not only a...
The test at the scene is a preliminary breath test. It cannot be used in court to show that a DWI occurred. It may only be used to form a basis to arrest.
Subsequently, your spouse was offerred another test, likely a blood or urine test. It can take as long as 6 weeks for the results to be completed . If he is in excess of the legal limit, you are likely to receive the license revocation in the mail. You must challenge this within thirty days.
Criminal charges may follow by...
Your public defender will meet with you before you appear before the court in most cases, You would be wise, however, to seek a FREE consultation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. Many of the lawyers on this site will offer free consultations.
It is possible that the prosecutor could agree to a lesser offense. However, that would not change the license revocation - which is a separate matter.
I would like to provide you some background on the DWI offense you received.
The Criminal Case of DWI
A first offense DWI i still a serious offense. At a minimum, it is a fourth degree offense. A fourth degree offense is a misdemeanor which carries with it maximum possible penalties of 90 days in jail and a $1 ,000 fine. As a...
Didi you have an attorney at trial?
It is impossible to provide much feedback without knowing significantly more about the accident and the legal posture of the case. if you did not prevail at trial, your remedy is an appeal.