My name is Stephen Hamilton; I am a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who... more
My name is Stephen Hamilton; I am a Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney who focuses on DWI cases. I have spent my thirteen years of practice on the defense side. I began to focus on DWI cases in early 2000 after becoming a member of the National College for DUI Defense. I have hundreds of hours of continuing legal education on criminal law issues and specifically on DWI/DUI defense. I am... 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.