DWI

Driving While Impaired is an offense with severe penalties

The state does not take drunk or drug-impaired driving lightly and, if you are charged with this offense, you should take the matter seriously by ensuring that you have experienced and aggressive legal representation.

If you or someone you know has been charged with a DWI, whether a first offense or a subsequent one, we recommend that you speak with Attorney Archie. We know the laws, procedures, and legal strategies necessary to vigorously fight the charges, whether a misdemeanor or felony DWI, a speeding ticket, a reckless driving charge, or some other moving violation. By getting the legal advice you need in a consultation with Attorney Archie, you can understand your options, the implications involved, and how best to proceed.

If you are charged with a DWI, you can face up to three years in jail, fines of up to $10,000, your license can be permanently revoked, as well as vehicle forfeiture and required participation in an alcohol treatment program or the installation of an ignition lock device. You will also be subject to court costs, fines, and expenses connected with completing the terms of your sentence, such as alcohol education and license reinstatement costs. In cases where your blood alcohol concentration exceeded .15 or where a child under 16 was in your vehicle at the time, you face more severe penalties. Subsequent DWI’s within 7 years carry increased penalties as do DWI’s involving accidents in which another was injured or killed.

If you have been charged with a DWI, your license is already in the process of being suspended. Should you be convicted of DWI or fail to challenge the charge the Department of Motor Vehicles will automatically suspend your license.

Contact Attorney Archie to find out how you can fight the charges against you today.

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