Washington, D.C. DUI Defense Attorney
Facing Drunk Driving Charges? Call Us for Help - (202) 759-7929
Drinking and driving has led to many deaths in Washington, D.C. and across
the nation. In an effort to curb drunk driving accidents, the government
has increased the penalty for driving under the influence (DUI) and the
mandatory jail time for those with high blood alcohol content levels.
If you have been charged with DUI, it is important that you consult with
a Washington, D.C. DUI lawyer immediately.
At Hunter & Johnson, PLLC, we know how to challenge evidence in DUI
cases and we know what it takes to build a strong defense against your
DUI charges. Whether we are scrutinizing the validity of chemical tests
or questioning the administration of your field sobriety tests, our team
diligently analyzes all details regarding your case. Learn more about what our
criminal defense attorneys can do to help you.
We can defend clients from a wide range of DUI charges, including:
- 1st offense DUI
- 2nd offense DUI
- 3rd offense DUI
- 4th offense DUI
- Underage DUI
- DUI without a license
- Operating while impaired by drugs
- DUI while operating a commercial vehicle
We can also assist scheduling DMV administrative hearings and helping our
clients prepare to protect their driver's license from suspension.
Start with an
initial consultation. Call (202) 759-7929 today.
Penalties for DUI
Even for a first-time DUI, penalties can include:
- Up to 180 days in jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- Up to 6 months of driver's license suspension
Though drunk driving offenses are typically charged as
misdemeanors, repeat offenses lead to longer jail time and higher fines. In addition
to aggravated criminal penalties, you could be subjected to higher insurance
premiums or even the possibility of denied coverage. If your job depends
on having a valid driver's license, you may be unable to continue
in your line of work.
Aggressive Defenses for DUI
We have handled numerous drunk driving cases and are aggressive when developing
an effective defense for clients. We work hard and are meticulous in our
approach, scrutinizing evidence and analyzing law enforcement procedures.
For each case, we look at important issues in a drunk driving case, such as:
- Were you illegally stopped? Did the officer have reasonable suspicion to
believe you were driving under the influence?
- Were your tests administered properly? Was the officer trained to administer
them? Were there issues with the breathalyzer, field sobriety tests, or
other test results?
- Do you have preexisting medical conditions that could affect testing results?
- Were your test results contaminated by a lab or mishandled?
- Were your Constitutional Rights violated? Were you read your Miranda rights?
Fighting to Protect Your Driving Privileges
Following a DUI arrest, you may receive a notice of revocation from the
DMV. Have a Washington, D.C. criminal defense lawyer request a hearing
for you and prepare you for the proceedings. This hearing is essential
if you want to preserve your driving privileges.
our attorneys are experienced in
traffic violations and criminal defense cases We are ready to provide the cost-effective
service you need against your charges. Learn
why you should choose us by scheduling an initial consultation online. There is a limited amount
of time, so act now.
We can offer you our honest advice.
by calling (202) 759-7929.