Defense Against a 1st DUI Charge
Undergoing a DUI investigation, arrest and booking process can be very stressful and confusing, especially if you were subjected to field sobriety tests which you thought you passed. Whether this is your first, 2nd or 3rd DUI charge, the prosecutor will vigorously seek a conviction. We understand that the whole process can be stressful and even frightening, but do not feel intimidated. Being arrested is not the same as being convicted. You need to understand the DUI process and your legal rights. It is crucial that your rights are fully protected. It takes a skilled Cherokee County DUI attorney to evaluate your case and determine the best defense strategy based on the unique circumstances of your case.
DUI Lawyer in Cherokee County
Whether you were arrested after a roadside checkpoint or after an accident and serious injury, your driver's license will be automatically suspended if you do not take advantage of the 30 day window to request an ALS hearing (Administrative License Suspension hearing). You are actually facing two cases which each require a powerful defense, the ALS hearing under the Office of State Administrative Hearings and the criminal DUI case. If this is your 2nd DUI or a subsequent offense, the penalties will be more severe. Hiring a 1st DUI defense lawyer experienced in presenting a strong defense in both ALS hearings and in court is your best hope for avoiding a lengthy suspension and the harsh penalties resulting from a criminal conviction. At the Law Offices of Richard S Lawson, our legal team has many years of experience in investigating all manner of DUI cases and identifying weaknesses in the prosecution's case which can be turned to our client's advantage.
A prescription drug DUI charge is a serious charge even if you had only taken a legally prescribed medication. Underage drinking can result in a DUI Under 21 or minor in possession of alcohol charge. Other serious charges which require a highly skilled defense include child endangerment, violation of probation and refusal and alleged refusal of chemical testing. A DUI defense lawyer at our firm only handles DUI cases and gives personal attention to each client's case in order to obtain the best possible outcome.
If you are facing any type of DUI charges, contact a Cherokee County DUI attorney for assistance.