Don’t Plead Guilty? Talk With Dayton DUI Before You Make A Mistake!
Don’t Plead Guilty! Talk To Charlie
Do you think that you are guilty? Do you just want to “get it over with.” Do not plead guilty without speaking with a DUI attorney! We speak with people all the time who find themselves in terrible position. Motivated by shame and humiliation, they appear in court and let the court sentence them without the benefit of counsel. Drunk driving charges are one of the most serious charges prosecuted in a municipal court and carry tough mandatory sanctions.
Here are just some of the reasons to talk with Charles M. Rowland II right away
Jail – every drunk driving charge carries a mandatory jail sentence. Most first-offense charges allow the jail to be served in a 72 hour weekend intervention program. However, if you blow over a .17 on the breath test you face actual incarceration that a judge cannot forgo. Prosecutors may not be willing to give you a “deal” and may lobby for additional penalties if you do not have an attorney. Avoid jail by hiring a skilled attorney.
License Suspension – Upon entry of your plea, the court will address your license suspension. If you plead guilty the court may give you a longer suspension than you think you will receive. Often, a person finds themselves with a one year suspension when they were told by the arresting officer that the suspension (under the Administrative License Suspension) lasts only 90 days. Having a good attorney can help you avoid a lengthy license suspension.
Driving Privileges – Each court has unique forms and methods for obtaining driving privileges while you are under suspension. Having a good attorney that knows how to obtain privileges is vital. At DaytonDUI, we have a staff member who works on driving privileges all day and knows how to get you back to driving as soon as possible.
Child Support & Visitation – For years, the anti-drinking group Mothers Against Drunk Driving have been asking for language in domestic relations cases that automatically suspends or alters the custody and visitation should one of the parties be convicted of DUI. Therefore, the impact of a DUI could also have implications on any adoption proceedings and in some cases could impact the negotiations in a civil law suit.
Your Career – Doctors, lawyer, pilots, professional drivers, nurses, teachers, barbers, cosmetologists and students all face serious ramifications if they are convicted of drunk driving. Talking with an attorney can save you some very big headaches down the road.
Travel & Immigration – Canada’s Immigration and Refugee Protection Act may prevent entry into Canada following a DUI conviction. In addition, you may also be denied entry into some Arab countries that have harsh bans on alcohol related incidents. Also jeopardized is your ability to return to the United States. Open immigration case (if this is the case, please see a good immigration attorney)?
Skilled DUI attorney Charles M. Rowland II and the team at DaytonDUI will help you through the process of your case. In addition, we will save you from unwanted and unintended consequences. Also, we investigate every aspect of your case and negotiate with the prosecutor to avoid harsh and mandatory penalties. If you want to know more about how we do this, call us at (937) 318-1384.
Do not plead guilty!