If you’ve been pulled over and tested for driving under the influence (DUI), there could be severe consequences for your criminal record and your life. Not only do you face your license suspension or revocation, but you could also serve time in prison and pay a hefty fine.
At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., we’ve fought a significant number of DUI cases over the last 20 years. With a proven track record, we provide the very best legal representation for our clients. You want to ensure that any attorney you work with is specifically experienced in this area of the law, and knows the local courts well. This will maximize the benefits of your defense and your chances of obtaining a lesser charge, such as reckless driving.
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In some circumstances, individuals charged with a first-time DUI are told that they can proceed without a DUI attorney by simply pleading guilty. However, it is important realize that an experienced attorney is going to help you navigate a complex administrative process that could result in severe consequences for your life, especially if there were extenuating circumstances in the case, such as the presence of minors in the car, someone got hurt, or you had a blood alcohol content (BAC) that was very close to .08 (either right above or below). You never want to plead guilty to any charge without being fully informed of the laws, penalties, and fines that you could be facing, even just to ensure that you make an educated decision. Regardless of your circumstances, an experienced attorney is going to be able to provide you with guidance and counsel that could help reduce the severity of the situation, including the penalties that you might face.
There are also several stages where bargaining is involved in your case and where having someone experienced in negotiations can be helpful, from whether you are being charged with a DUI or a lesser offense, such as reckless driving, to what your sentencing will look like. You never want to plead in a particular way without knowing how it will affect your sentence, especially in aggravated cases where your BAC was above a certain level, someone was injured or killed, or you are facing a third or subsequent DUI charge. There is no question that you absolutely need an attorney if this is not your first DUI.
At Tanzillo Stassin & Babcock, P.C., we can promise you the utmost care and thoroughness in investigating your case and the strongest protection of your rights. We represent our clients with the highest integrity, treating every case with the utmost professionalism.