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Is it advisable to refuse a field sobriety test?

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Drivers are not legally required to partake in a field sobriety test or to use a preliminary alcohol screening device. Refusing to take these tests could benefit the driver by not giving the officer proof that he or she is intoxicated. However, it could create suspicion in some officers. In either case, if the officer finds additional evidence that a person is driving while intoxicated, he or she will likely be arrested....Read More

What is the penalty for drunk driving?

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This depends on which state the driver is in, how intoxicated he or she is and his or her history of drunk driving. A first offense is considered a misdemeanor and can result in up to six months in jail. A notably high blood alcohol content level may earn someone more time. Additionally, the driver may be fined anywhere from $500-$2,000. The driver's license may also be suspended for 90 days, or longer. Several states will suspend a license permanently after the third offense....Read More

How much does it cost to hire a DUI attorney?

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An initial consultation will most likely be free. Most attorneys charge between $750 to $1,500 for a plea. Trials generally cost between $2,500 and $25,000. If a case is particularly complicated or challenging, this might increase the bill....Read More

What are the most common mistakes people make after a DUI arrest?

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  • Assuming they need to plead guilty if their blood alcohol content (BAC) was over the limit.
  • Not finding a DUI attorney quickly.
  • Not finding a DUI attorney at all.
  • Not scheduling a DMV hearing on time.
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Can a DUI attorney help expunge a DUI conviction?

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A DUI attorney can give you advice and information about expungement, but not all states allow drivers to expunge a DUI conviction from their record. Additionally, some judges might choose to not pass the expungement due to your driving record or another factor....Read More