One of the main concerns that our clients have when they are facing a DUI arrest is the potential suspension or revocation of their driver’s licenses. Beyond this, severe consequences like extensive fines, jail time and hikes in insurance premiums are also possible. Your best chance for success in fighting a DUI charge is skillful representation from our Jefferson County, West Virginia, DUI defense lawyers at Kratovil Law Offices, PLLC.
After more than 35 years of experience, our team has developed an unparalleled ability to use strategic defense methods that help clients combat drunk driving charges, retain driving privileges and continue on with daily obligations. Whether you are facing your first drunk driving offense, or need help with multiple arrests, you can rely on us to provide the aggressive defense you need.
Consequences for drunk driving convictions get increasingly more severe as multiple arrests occur. The consequences also can vary according to an individual’s blood-alcohol level and whether any minor passengers are in the vehicle at the time of the arrest. A summary of these consequences are listed below, but we encourage you to schedule a free initial consultation to get case-specific information.
A first offense can result in up to six months of jail time, a fine of up to $1,000 and a license suspension of up to 45 days.
A second offense can result in up to one year of jail time, a fine of up to $3,000, a license suspension of up to one year and a mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system on the offender’s vehicle.
A third offense is considered a felony and can result in up to three years of jail time, a fine of up to $5,000, a license suspension of one year and a mandatory installation of an ignition interlock system.
Participation in the Alcohol Test and Lock Program can provide individuals with an opportunity to regain their driving privileges after a license suspension or revocation. Having an attorney on your side in the pursuit of this option, and any other DUI defense, can greatly increase your chances of presenting the right paperwork and evidence you need before a judge in court.
We encourage you to discuss your case with us by calling to schedule a free case evaluation. At Kratovil Law Offices, PLLC, we can accommodate flexible payment plans, home visits, hospital visits, jail visits, and evening and weekend office hours as needed.