I have been a practicing trial attorney for over 25 years since graduating from the... more
I have been a practicing trial attorney for over 25 years since graduating from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1989. Prior to becoming a lawyer, I was a Registered Nurse (RN) where I graduated from the Medical College of Georgia in 1984. After having actually care for and treated serious injury victims, I decided to go to law school and help injury victims recover their losse... view profile
If you are suspected of driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you may be arrested for DUI (driving under the influence). Depending on the state, the specific crime is also called DWI (driving while intoxicated), OUI (operating under the influence), or OWI (operating while intoxicated). A DUI conviction has serious consequences (for example, losing your driving privileges); but an experienced DUI attorney can often get the charges dropped or reduced, or may be able to negotiate lesser penalties depending on your circumstances and your past history.