The Cost and Penalties of DUI

If you're arrested for DUI or another alcohol- or drug-related driving offense, you want to know how much it will cost and what the outcome is likely to be. We recently surveyed readers who had been arrested for DUI to learn about the range of costs and outcomes, and whether hiring a lawyer helps. Read on to see what we found out.

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Aggravated DUI: How Much Does It Cost and What Are the Penalties?
Not all DUIs are created equal. Some involve aggravating factors: circumstances that support stiffer punishment. We recently surveyed readers in different areas of the United States to learn about the cost and outcomes of aggravated DUI cases. These readers had been arrested for DUI (or DWI, or another ... Read more

Does a DUI Lawyer Give You a Better Outcome? Is It Worth the Cost?
One of the first questions to arise for someone facing a DUI (or DWI or OWI) is what to do about legal representation. Should you hire a lawyer? Can you use the public defender? Are you better off going it alone? We recently surveyed readers to learn about how being represented by a lawyer—and the ... Read more

Refusing a DUI Chemical Test: What's Likely to Happen and How Much Will It Cost?
After you've been pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI), the police will generally give you a choice of chemical tests to determine blood alcohol content (BAC): typically breath or blood. If you refuse, you'll likely be arrested and charged with refusing a chemical test, as well ... Read more

First-Offense DUI: How Much Does It Cost and What Are the Penalties?
We recently surveyed readers in different parts of the country who had been arrested for first-offense DUI to learn about the range of costs and outcomes associated with this common criminal charge. Read on to see what we found—and what you might be looking at if you’ve been arrested for DUI, DWI ... Read more

Third- or Fourth-Offense DUI How Much Does It Cost and What Are the Penalties?
Driving under the influence becomes a very serious crime when the driver has two or more prior convictions: the likelihood of time behind bars goes up significantly. Outcomes for 3rd or 4th DUIWe recently surveyed readers who had been convicted for two or more DUIs (or DWIs, OUIs, or whatever drunk ... Read more

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The "surety" on a bond (i.e. the person who posted the money) can take the person to court or the jail and ask for their bond money back and to be taken off the bond.  The person would then be re ...Read more

Unfortunately your daughter's case will not be dismissed due to the death of the officer. If the matter is taken to trial, the DA's office may find themselves in a difficult position and her case coul ...Read more

The criminal case - which is what was dismissed - and the DMV/ driver's license issues are two different things, handled by two different authorities, and can come to two different decisions. If you d ...Read more

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Cherry Hill DUI Lawyer: Penalties for a Third DUI Conviction in New Jersey

In New Jersey, the penalties an individual faces for a second DUI conviction are steeper than those they faced for their first DUI conviction. In turn, the penalties a third DUI charge are steeper tha ... Read more

What should I expect? DUI?

Q: On New Year’s Eve, I was pulled over. I had been drinking and also had a small amount of cocaine on driver’s side. I would say .5grams. The passenger had a lot more he also told the pol ... Read more

Say No to A New Year Nightmare: Kick Off 2017 Safely

New Year’s Eve is almost here, and typically, each new year is kicked off with celebrations worldwide. These parties often include champagne (along with other adult beverage choices) and while t ... Read more

What now? A DUI for Christmas?

Q: I was driving on Christmas Day, at night, on the way to pick up my husband from work. I had a police officer come right up on my car, and pull me over. He was IMMEDIATELY persistent that I was unde ... Read more

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