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10 Things You Need to Know if You Get a DUI or DWI

Police officer giving a sobriety test to a young man who he suspects is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Police cruiser is out of focus in the foreground.

Whether called DWI (driving while intoxicated), DUI (driving under the influence) or OUI (operating under the influence), “drunk driving” has some severe penalties if a conviction follows the charges.  If you are facing DWI


Tips for Fighting a DWI Charge

If you are facing DWI charges, you should get in touch with an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible so they can discuss the details of your situation with you and determine if it is possible for you to fight the DWI charge.

Was There Probable Cause for the Stop? An officer must have probable cause to stop, detain or arrest you for …


How Misdemeanor and Felony DWI’s Differ

If you are arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI), you may be facing three different types of charges: infraction, misdemeanor and felony. The consequences associated with your DWI will be significantly different depending on which type of offense you are charged with.

Infraction: And infraction is an offense, but it is the least serious of the three types of offenses associated with a DWI. …


What is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?

Crimes in the United States are divided into a variety of categories that indicate the level of seriousness associated with the charge or crime: infractions, misdemeanors, and felonies. These categories almost always determine the amount of jail time possible as a consequence of a conviction. If you are facing charges, it’s important to know the difference. 

What is an Infraction? The least serious type …

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