One of the most traumatic events in life is being taken to jail. Your freedom is immediately over and the knowledge that this will cost you time, money and impact your reputation with friends, family and possibly your employment begins to set in. However, if you make the mistake of driving while intoxicated, this is what may happen. You will incur thousands of dollars in fines and penalties, have your driver’s license restricted, suspended or revoked, and it will dramatically raise your insurance rates. If you have been arrested for driving while intoxicated, you need the services of a highly experienced, knowledgeable and determined attorney who will fight for you. Call attorney Michael Rubas at Rubas Law Offices to give yourself the best chance of emerging from this experience with as few life-altering repercussions as possible.
Chances are that when you were arrested for a DWI or a DUI, a police officer administered an ‘Alcotest’ which measured your blood alcohol content using your breath. However, even if your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, the case against you may not be as strong as you may think. For example, the police might have stopped you unlawfully or conducted an illegal search of your vehicle. It is also possible that the arresting officer administered the Alcotest improperly. In cases such as these, you are dealing with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) and the criminal courts. The DMV will want to suspend your driving privileges and only the DMV can restore those privileges. This is separate from the criminal charges against you. The laws relating to the felony crime of driving a vehicle intoxicated by alcohol or drugs can be confusing and complex.
In New York, New Jersey and most other states, if you have a prior arrest for DWI or DUI, the fines and penalties increase. If you were involved in an accident, and especially if there were injuries or fatalities resulting from the accident, your driver’s license may be revoked permanently.
Don’t trust your defense to a lawyer without the experience, knowledge, skills and determination to fight for you. Call Michael Rubas at Rubas Law Offices right away. The sooner you make the call, the faster he can determine how strong the prosecution’s case is against you. There are time limits involved in your defense so contact our office as soon as possible. Call us at 732-820-4332 or 201-448-9866. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org.