Washington DC DUI Lawyer
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a criminal charge in Washington DC that can potentially carry a wide variety of penalties. Any driver in Washington DC who has been charged with a DUI should consider hiring an experienced Washington DC DUI lawyer to help in their his against this charge.
A driver in Washington DC can be charged with a DUI if he or she was operating or under physical control of a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Police will consider an individual’s speech patterns, bloodshot eyes, driving ability, and performance on field sobriety tests when determining whether that person is under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A driver’s blood alcohol concentration or BAC can be measured by testing the driver’s blood, breath, or urine. If a driver refuses to take any of the offered chemical tests, he or she will be subjected to an automatic license revocation and will be limited in the plea offers available.
The first time a driver is convicted of Driving Under the Influence, he or she will be sentenced to pay a fine of up to $1,000 and/or a maximum jail sentence of 180 days. Beyond what the court sentences, a DUI conviction can carry various other consequences, including restricted travel to foreign countries, loss of auto and life insurance, and even the loss of a job.
Contact David Benowitz at (202) 600-9900 for a free, no-obligation consultation today.