One of the most serious and perhaps even life-changing offenses a person can be charged with is Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drugs. Under no circumstances should anyone charged with a DUI even consider representing themselves. A conviction for a DUI carries the consequences of up to 1 year in jail, and a fine of up to $2,500! Also, a conviction for a DUI carries with it an automatic revocation of the offender’s drivers license. The consequences are too significant to take any chances if you are charged with a DUI. In addition to this, there are a lot of things that a person will be required to do as they navigate their way from the beginning to the end of a DUI case. Having a skilled and seasoned attorney assist in this process is vital. You must retain competent legal representation, like the representation you will receive from attorney Craig L. Boston.
In addition to these penalties, the Secretary of State will also be taking action against your driver’s license. On the 46th day after being charged with a DUI, the Secretary of State automatically suspends the driver’s license of a person charged with a DUI. This is commonly known as a Statutory Summary Suspension. If the offender submitted a breath sample that registered a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 or higher, then the Statutory Summary Suspension will be for 6 months. If the offender refused to provide a breath sample, then the Statutory Summary Suspension would be for 1 year. An offender can take action to try to prevent the Statutory Summary Suspension from occurring. However, the Secretary of State has very strict rules regarding the time and manner in which a person has to file the various petitions or requests. In order to have the best chance of success, you must hire an experienced and skilled attorney. Call attorney Craig L. Boston!
Additionally, if you have had one or more prior DUI’s, then the penalties can be even more severe than the ones listed above. Under no circumstances should a person charged with their second or subsequent DUI consider appearing in court without being represented by a skilled and experienced attorney. Also, a person who is not considered to be a “first offender” will also deal with much harsher penalties during their Statutory Summary Suspension. Therefore, if you have been charged with a second or subsequent DUI, you need attorney Craig L. Boston on your side!