Driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI of Alcohol) is a very serious offense that can result in serious consequences. Individuals with prior DUI offenses on their record who get arrested for a second DUI, third DUI, or fourth time face elevated fines and penalties. These penalties include, but are not limited to, suspension of driving privileges, expensive fines, probation and incarceration.
When dealing with driving under the influence charges, it is important not to participate in any potentially incriminating interrogations without legal representation. Do not attempt to be overly friendly with law enforcement as they are trained to uphold the law, and it is unlikely that you will persuade them otherwise. In the case that a traffic accident has led to an arrest, often authorities may make assumptions as to the involvement of alcohol in the incident. However, in many cases it is proven through independent investigation that other conditions or individuals may be responsible.
If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol you should consult and/or enlist the services of a skilled and aggressive DUI Defense Attorney. The legal team of Michael Hernandez, Counselor and Attorney at Law, knows the law and will do everything in their power to ensure that you receive a favorable outcome. We want our clients to know that there are many options still available to someone who has been arrested for suspected DUI.
We offer our services for the following offenses:
- 1st Offense DUI
- 2nd Offense DUI
- 3rd Offense DUI
- Felony DUI
- DUI with Injury
- Vehicular Manslaughter DUI
The most effective and most obvious way to avoid a DUI arrest is to refrain from drinking and driving. Even if you have only had a small amount of alcohol and are not physically impaired, just the smell of alcohol on your breath is often sufficient cause for law enforcement to place you under arrest.