One thing that is important to know if you have been charged with a DUI is that you are actually facing two separate legal actions, which entails two separate legal cases.

Criminal Case

The legal implications of the criminal aspect of driving under the influence include the risk of spending time in jail, house arrest with monitoring, fines and court fees, court ordered alcohol/drug treatment and other probationary restrictions. The court case usually begins with a DUI First Appearance court hearing within a few days of the event and can continue for a significant period of time with multiple court appearances. This is a complicated system that is difficult to navigate alone. A DUI on your record can cost tens of thousands of dollars as well as impact your employment and family status. A highly-qualified, professional, experienced DUI attorney can help minimize and mitigate the impacts of a DUI arrest.

Department of Revenue Action

At the separate department of revenue hearing you’re at risk of losing your driver’s license and paying high fees for reinstating your license and reissuing a new physical license. You may be required to obtain SR-22 insurance with significantly higher insurance premiums and possibly be required to install an ignition interlock device in your vehicle at an additional monthly cost to you. The legal consequences of these two cases may pale in comparison to the impact at home and work. Facing a DUI is stressful for you and your family and may cause many sleepless nights. Losing your license might mean losing your job. An experienced DUI attorney will help guide you through this process and relieve some of the stress of the unknown.

Maher & Maher Law, PC: DUI Experts

The experienced and professional attorneys of Maher & Maher Law KNOW DUI law. They have successfully defended hundreds of DUI cases just like yours and they work for YOU. Make sure you have the best representation possible. The results and reviews from satisfied Maher & Maher Law clients speak for themselves. Having the right legal team in your corner can help you avoid or minimize criminal penalties. Call 719.301.7500 or text 719.424.0057 Maher & Maher Law today for a free consultation.