Serious DUI/DWI Cases

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Some DUI arrests are worse than others. In instances where the circumstances surrounding the arrest are more egregious than most the defendant must take steps to counteract his or her conduct. Some examples of factors that may make a DUI arrest more serious are:

  • Causing and accident
  • Injuring someone
  • Killing someone
  • Reckless or negligent driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Extremely high B.A.C. (Blood Alcohol Content)
  • Subsequent offense
  • Conduct during the traffic stop and arrest

In instances where the DUI arrest is made worse by surrounding circumstances that indicate the problem is more serious than a momentary lapse in judgment the accused may have to take several other steps in addition to alcohol evaluation and counseling to avoid a harsh sentence. In order to convince the judge that a more lenient sentence is appropriate, our law firm encourages defendants with particularly troublesome fact patterns to engage in the following:

  • Alcohol Anonymous Classes
  • Obtain a Sponsor for Alcohol Anonymous
  • Visit Shock Trauma
  • Enroll in Ignition Interlock
  • Read Under the Influence: A Guide to the Myths and Realities of Alcoholism by James R. Milam, Ph.D., and Katherine Ketcham and write a reflection on what was read.

When the Court has a case before it with a litany of infractions that shock the conscience the accused must convince the Court that he or she has truly learned from the experience and that it will not happen again. This goal is only achieved by presenting the prosecutor and the Court with tangible proof that the defendant is sincere and contrite.

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