Also known as House Arrest or Home Detention, home monitoring can be imposed as a sentence, as a term of probation, or even while a criminal case is pending. House arrest is a great alternative for both the government and the DUI offender. The cost to the state that usually accompanies incarceration is avoided and […]
DUI FAQ and Legal Information
If you have recently been charged with DUI, our FAQ sections offers answers to questions concerning the legal process that immediately follows. During this time of uncertainty, you will be faced with many questions and options. The articles listed here will help answer some of those questions as well as lead you on the path to peace of mind. If you would like to speak with a DUI Attorney, please contact us.
Our network of experienced DUI Attorneys can identify these legal issues.
Unreliable tests (breath, blood and urine)
Knowing this can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful results in DUI cases.
We will refer you to a reputable DUI attorney who will negotiate on your behalf or represent you in court.
Arrested? Here's what to do next.
Immediately after your arrest, you should decide if you are going to get legal representation or not.
Educate yourself on your state's DUI laws.
Request a hearing. (This is time sensitive and varies by state.)
Work fast or your license and vehicle may be confiscated and you could be responsible for all towing and license reinstatement fees.
A Typical DUI Case Begins with DUI Evidence Being Collected Most DUI arrests follow a predictable pattern and DUI evidence is collected. The police officer stops you or comes into contact with you, questions are asked, physical observations are made and field sobriety tests are given. Finally you are allowed to drive away or you […]
What is the Walk and Turn DUI Test? The Walk and Turn is a DUI test that is often used by police officers to detect impairment. It should be referred to as an exercise instead. If you are reading this, chances are you have already been arrested for a DUI. More then likely, you have […]
A sequence of events will occur during a DUI stop. A suspect will be tested, arrested and finally processed. The timing and order of these events will depend upon the circumstances of your case. Some DUI investigations take just a few minutes, while others take hours. Several factors could prolong your DUI investigation. These factors […]
The law on the issue of whether you can get a DUI on private property is no longer what it used to be. In the past, it was not illegal to drink and drive on certain areas designated as private property. The modern trend, however, no longer distinguishes between public and private roadways for these purposes. Furthermore, […]
Know the terms of the plea bargain before the Donald hearing. When there is an offer on the table (plea bargain), the Judge will often conduct a Donald hearing. In this hearing, the judge informs the defendant of the terms of the offer. The exact sentence he or she will get (or the sentence range), […]
What should I know about a DUI Attorney VS. a Public Defender Getting a DUI is not exactly on most people’s bucket list. However, it happens and when it does the reality of getting one is extremely harsh. You probably have many questions that need answered (“got a DUI, what do I do?!”) and perhaps […]
Learn how Miranda warnings work in DUI cases. Everybody has heard the term Miranda and most people are familiar with the refrain: You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say may be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you can’t afford an attorney, […]
Unlike the Walk & Turn and the One-Leg Stand, a DUI eye test such as the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test is not a divided attention assessment. Instead, it’s sole purpose is to measure the tracking of your eyes and their ability to follow (track) an object smoothly at different angles The HGN test is not admissible in […]
About DUI Court Appearances The first of your DUI court appearances may come the morning after your arrest if you are held in jail overnight. In other cases, it may be your arraignment after a police officer released you after your arrest. The arraignment could be the next day. It could be months later. It […]
Explaining Lack of Probable Cause in DUI Cases Probable cause to arrest is defined as roughly: Given the information available to the police officer at the time of your arrest, would that information cause a reasonable and cautious person to believe that a crime had been committed. Probable cause to arrest is different from reasonable […]
What is an Alcohol Ankle Monitor? Alcohol ankle monitors are worn around the ankle that measure levels of alcohol present in a person’s perspiration. You may have heard about them on TV. Ttelevision shows are writing them into their scripts leading to popularity. Celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan, Andy Dick, and Michelle Rodriguez have been […]