Trying to challenge your Eagle Lake dui charge? Having a hard time going it alone? Don’t try to fight the system on your own. At Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins our Eagle Lake dui lawyers are ready to help you fight your dui charge!
Eagle Lake dui attorneys realize that a dui arrest can be devastating. There is the humiliation of being handcuffed in public, the stress of being left in jail overnight and the complications that arise from court appearances and the loss of your license. By hiring a dui lawyer Eagle Lake residents take the first step in regaining some control. The dui attorney in Eagle Lake that you hire will be able to help arrange for bond and will represent you at all hearings. They will also represent you at your administrative hearing to see if you can keep driving while your court case is pending.
Dui lawyers in Eagle Lake do many things to assist you in a pending case. They take depositions, demand discovery (which is all of the evidence the State plans to use against you), set hearings to see which evidence will be admissible at trial and ultimately will take the case to trial. If you choose not to go to trial, the dui lawyer in Eagle Lake will help negotiate the best possible outcome or sentence for your particular circumstance.
So what is the best possible outcome? Obviously dismissal is the best. However that is not possible in every situation. For a first time dui conviction the best sentence you can receive is:
- 12 months probation
- 50 public service hours
- Dui School
- Drug Evaluation
- 10 day impoundment of the vehicle you were driving
- An additional six month license suspension and
- A $500 fine
- If you blew over a .15 then the fine is increased to $1000
- If you blew over a .15 you will also be required to install an ignition interlock on your vehicle for at least 6 months.
- The judge has the discretion (although it is not mandatory) to sentence you to up to six months in the county jail (nine months if you blew over a .15).
That is the absolute minimum you can receive. If you think it sounds harsh it is! It is a lot to do for a first offense. If you have a second, third or fourth offense the penalties are even worse! For a second dui you can face a mandatory 10 day jail stay and a $2000 fine, for a third you face a minimum of 30 days and a $4000 fine. For a fourth offense you can receive up to five years in prison and a permanent revocation of your license!!
When choosing a dui attorney Eagle Lake residents should fully question any potential attorney about their credentials. Make sure the attorney you hire has dui trial experience. You also need a dui attorney who is knowledgeable about all of the latest defenses such as challenges to the Intoxilyzer and police protocol. At Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins we can provide this defense. Call our dui attorneys now at 1-800-FIGHT-IT. Our dui attorneys in the Eagle Lake area are available 24/7 to take your call. Call us now and let us fight your case today!