Why You Need A Criminal Defense Attorney For DUI Charges
Sometimes even the most upstanding citizens can make a mistake that gets them in trouble with the law. When you are facing DUI or DWI charges, the penalties in West Virginia could be serious.
Potential First-Time DUI Penalties
For the first DUI offense, you could spend up to six months in jail in addition to paying a fine between $100 and $500. Penalties only go up for repeat offenders and could ultimately end in permanent suspension of your license.
Too many people just accept the charges against them or attempt to represent themselves through the legal process without first speaking to a lawyer.
Mitigating Your Penalties
I am attorney Kevin T. Tipton, and at Tipton Law Offices, I will vigorously stand up for your rights. I will work closely with you to fight these charges and reduce or eliminate the penalties that may result.
No matter what criminal offense you are alleged to have committed, my goal is to identify solutions that allow you to get back to living your life as quickly as possible.
Defense Strategies Against DUI Charges
When a police officer has reason to believe you are driving under the influence of alcohol, they may ask you to submit to a blood, breath or urine test. You may think that by refusing this test, you can have the upper hand during your defense. However, refusing the test altogether could get you an automatic license suspension.
Even if you take the chemical test, an experienced criminal defense attorney can show doubt in the test results and find creative solutions to minimizing the charges against you.
My firm has aggressively defended numerous people facing DUI charges in Fairmont, Morgantown and the surrounding communities. I will work tirelessly to help you avoid jail time, a suspended license and the other potentially devastating penalties for drunk driving.
Work With An Attorney You Can Trust
When you work with my law firm, you work directly with an accomplished trial attorney who will vigorously fight to stand up for your rights. I understand what is at stake for each of my clients, and I will dedicate the time and attention necessary to help you achieve a favorable outcome to your case.