Folsom DUI Lawyer
Don’t let a drunk driving conviction shatter your future. Speak with a Folsom DUI attorney at Crowell Law Offices. We will fight tirelessly to see that your charge is dismissed or reduced.
Many people don’t fully realize how much a DUI conviction can change their life. If convicted of a driving under the influence crime (even a misdemeanor), you could face lifelong consequences. Your conviction could keep you from getting your dream job, which in turn will affect your financial future.
You could also bring shame to your family, affect your housing options, and lose your drivers license. To prevent the legal and non-legal consequences you will surely face if convicted, you should contact an attorney.
Your Folsom DUI lawyer at our firm will do everything possible to formulate the best defense for you. Your lawyer may be able to get your drunk driving charges dismissed or at least get you a better plea deal.
The Penalties You Could Face if Convicted of Drunk Driving in Folsom
In addition to automatic license suspension, the following table shows some of the legal penalties you will face if convicted of a DUI in Folsom. Keep in mind that these punishments don’t show all the non-legal consequences you could face, and these could impact your life even more than the legal ones.
|DUI Crimes||Legal Penalties|
|1st DUI (Misdemeanor)||Up to 180 days in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, substance abuse treatment|
|2nd DUI (Misdemeanor)||Up to one year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, substance abuse treatment|
|3rd DUI (Misdemeanor)||Up to one year in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, substance abuse treatment|
|Felony DUI||Depending on circumstances (such as injuries), multiple years in prison, up to $5,000 in fines, substance abuse treatment|
Defenses Against a Folsom DUI Charge
Most people don’t think there are any defenses against a drunk driving charge, but they couldn’t be more wrong. There are always defenses against conviction—some you probably haven’t even thought of. For example, if you were stopped by police, was it a legal stop? If it wasn’t, then you may be able to get the entire charge thrown out.
Below are some common defenses against drunk driving charges. Even if the prosecutor does have a solid case against you, your attorney can likely get your crime reduced to a lesser offense, meaning far fewer legal and non-legal penalties for you to suffer.
- Field sobriety testing errors
- Not driving at the time of the stop
- Not drinking at all, but accidentally impaired by a medication or other substance
- Illegal search
- Lab errors
- Breath test errors
Speak with a Folsom Drunk Driving Attorney
Now you know a little more about how serious a DUI charge really is. It’s not just an annoyance that causes you some minor inconvenience. A DUI conviction can affect your entire life’s happiness. Don’t let your life be destroyed without at least fighting back.