The short and truthful answer to “How much will this cost?” is: it depends.
Facing intoxication charges is distressing, and a conviction can have a lasting impact on your ability to drive, work, and hold professional licenses. Powerful lobby groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving encourage a zero-tolerance attitude toward all intoxication offenses. As a result, consequences for these types of charges can be severe, including strict probation, prison time, and major fines. If a person was injured or killed as a result of an accident, punishments are even harsher.
Because of the influence of powerful interest groups, prosecutors avoid dismissing intoxication cases unless a skilled defense attorney leaves them no other choice. Judges fear being portrayed as “soft on crime,” and are strict when it comes to intoxication offenses.
Being charged with an intoxication offense does not mean you are guilty, or that a jury will convict you. An expert defense lawyer can bring knowledge and expertise to vet law enforcement's claims and counter the prosecution's arguments.
At the Neal Davis Law Firm, we are certified experts in administering and evaluating the roadside sobriety tests that officers perform on those suspected of intoxication, and we know that the machines and tests used to determine blood-alcohol content can be faulty or produce unreliable readings that are inadmissible in court.
As top DWI lawyers, we understand the complex laws that apply in different types of intoxication cases, and we know how to investigate and prepare each case accordingly. We have obtained favorable outcomes for many defendants charged with DWI, including professionals for whom discretion is critical, as well as in intoxication manslaughter cases. Here are some of our success stories:
- CASE DISMISSED for an executive whose breath test was equivalent to a blood alcohol level of over .08%
- CASE DISMISSED for a student who drove the wrong way down a street and hit another car, and whose blood-alcohol level tested over .08%
- CASE DISMISSED for a small business owner whose blood-alcohol level tested over .08%
- CASE DISMISSED for a professional whose blood-alcohol level tested over .08%
- CASES NO-BILLED (grand jury refused to indict) in multiple intoxication manslaughter cases
- PROBATION for young professional charged with intoxication manslaughter
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH DWI, YOU ONLY HAVE 15 DAYS AFTER NOTIFICATION OF A DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSION TO REQUEST A HEARING AND CHALLENGE THE SUSPENSION.