For many people, a DUI charge comes about after making a mistake. They thought they could drive home safely, but they drove while impaired and were caught by police.
Many people learn their lesson the first time and never repeat the same mistake. There are others, though, who continue to drink and drive and rack up multiple DUI convictions.
No matter the situation, you need legal help. With the right defense, you can have your penalties and charges reduced and even eliminated altogether. The Clayton Township criminal defense lawyers at Nickola Law can help you get back on your feet and retain your driving privileges after a DUI charge.
A DUI will result in numerous penalties. Your penalties will depend on the offense for which you are convicted. If you are driving while visibly impaired, you could face a fine of up to $300, up to 93 days in jail and/or 360 hours of community service. Your driver’s license will be restricted for 90 days and you will have four points added to driving record. You will also have to pay a driver responsibility fee of $500.
If you are operating while intoxicated or operating with cocaine or a Schedule I drug in your body, you will face multiple penalties. You will pay a fine of up to $500 and face a sentence of up to 93 days in jail and/or 360 hours of community service. Your driver’s license will be suspended for 30 days and you will face restrictions for 150 days following that. Six points will be added to your driving record and you could face a possible ignition interlock. On top of that, you will have to pay a driver responsibility fee of up to $1,000.
A more serious form of operating while intoxicated, high blood alcohol content (0.17 or higher) comes with stiffer penalties. You could face up to 180 days in jail, a $700 fine and/or up to 360 hours of community service.
In addition, your driver’s license will be suspended for one year and you will get six points added to your driving record. You will also need to pay a driver responsibility fee of $1,000.
A DUI conviction comes with criminal penalties as well as negative impacts on your personal life. You may lose your job and face difficulties finding new employment. Your social life could be negatively impacted. Because of these reasons and more, you need a solid defense from an aggressive legal team.
Time is of the essence in such a case. If you are facing DUI charges, you need to act quickly. The Clayton Township criminal defense lawyers at Nickola Law have more than four decades of experience helping those facing criminal charges for DUIs and other crimes. Let us help you achieve a favorable outcome. Contact us at Nickola Law at (810) 767-5420 to schedule a free consultation.
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