Heidi Perlet is a founding member of Perlet, Shiner, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. With 23 years of experience, Ms. Perlet has earned a solid reputation as a tough, creative, passionate, and thorough litigator at both the federal and state level. As a...
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense
Over 34 years of practicing law, the greater part of my trial practice has been in the areas of criminal and DUI defense. My trial and litigation experience has been in these areas, as well as other civil, family, administrative and appeal cases.
Practice areas & skills: DUI & DWI, Bankruptcy & Debt, Criminal Defense, Appeals, Administrative Law
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.