Is there a possibility I can keep my license? With the help of a lawyer?
Probably your only chance at a defense will be a legal technicality. DUI cases are sometimes won when the officer makes a mistake and the test results get thrown out of court. Very seldom, but sometimes, these cases are also won on timing issues. Only an experienced lawyer will know if you have a defense to this case. Otherwise, upon conviction, you will lose your license. The State may also terminate your employment. Note that you already are losing your license if you have not filed an appeal of the license suspension that was initiated at the time of your arrest. You have 10 days to appeal this suspension. If it has not already passed, you need to act quickly to protect your license for the time being.
There is always a chance that a lawyer could get the charges reduced or beat them at trial, so it is worth going in for a free consultationwith an attorney. Also, even with a dui conviction, so long as it is your first, you should be able to obtain a permit to drive to and from work. You need to find out what the consequences of a DUI would be to your employment before you see an attorney, and follow up on the 10 day letter the others have mentioned.
ABSOLUTELY!!! An experienced DUI Defense Attorney can review your case and find any possible defenses that are available. There can be numerous defenses that only a trained and knowledgeable DUI Defense Attorney can find and use to defend you. You are already aware that your Drivers License and JOB are on the line - you need to protect yourself and your career by getting the best DUI Defense Attorney that is available to you ASAP!!! I hope this information has been helpful! Good Luck!!! George McCranie IV www.mccranielawfirm.com
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