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DWI & Criminal Law
If you have been arrested or charged with a crime, it is important to find an experienced criminal attorney to protect your legal rights. Your life and liberty depend on it.
We fully understand the anxiety that comes with being charged with a crime. People sometimes feel as though they have something to gain by talking to the police or to the prosecution. Nothing could be further from the truth. A criminal defense lawyer is your best ally if you have been arrested or charged with a crime
One of the most common charges is DWI, or driving while intoxicated, which refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any controlled or chemical substance that impairs mental faculties. In order to be guilty of DWI, one's blood alcohol or drug levels must be above the legal limit, which differs by state. Because the legal drinking age in every state is 21, the legal limit of blood alcohol concentration is lower for underage drivers in all 50 states.
Just as maximum blood alcohol concentration levels vary from state to state, penalties for DWI differ nationwide. Fines and sentences depend on driving history, the blood alcohol concentration level, circumstances surrounding the DWI arrest and other factors. If arrested for a DWI, it is wise to contact a lawyer immediately to better explain state laws and legal options.