A first offense DUI may have a substantial impact on a person’s career and personal lives. The stigma associated with a criminal conviction can affect a person in many ways, and will remain on their record unless expunged. A prior DUI within 10 years will increase the potential consequences you face both in court and at the DMV. You face a mandatory minimum jail time requirement in court, and a one year driver license suspension in the DMV. Why did you get stopped? (Choose from the following checkpoint, weaving, speeding, other)
An officer must have an “objective reasonable suspicion” in order to stop you. If the stop is improper, a good attorney will argue a suppression motion. Your attorney will fight to prove the stop was wrong and to therefore not allow the investigation that occurred after the stop, into evidence. If the motion is granted by the judge, you should get the case dismissed because the prosecutor will be unable to proceed. Here’s more information on first DUI, second DUI, third DUI, fourth DUI and felony DUI.
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