A DWI/DUI (Driving While Impaired/Driving Under the Influence) charge is an extremely serious driving offense. Simply being charged with DWI can negatively impact your life. And even a first-time conviction where you face no other charges and no one is hurt, you will very likely lose your license, spend hundreds if not thousands of dollars in costs and fines, and face court-ordered community service and substance abuse classes. Some judges and prosecutors may push for jail time. So if you find yourself being charged with DUI/DWI, do not make the mistake of pleading guilty or attempting to defend yourself. This often results in the most extreme punishment possible entered against you. Instead, you need an experienced DUI/DWI lawyer on your side. You need Wilson, Lackey, Rohr & Hall, P.C.

Often, you are not exclusively charged with driving while impaired. Many drivers are charged with multiple crimes, all at the same time. This may include reckless driving and other infractions such as speeding, running a red light, or improper lane change. These additional charges can add more fines and court costs and possible jail time on top of the stand-alone DWI charge.

If you have been convicted of DWI before, second or third offenses are more serious in the eyes of the court system. You are now considered a repeat offender. This may elevate the charge against you and will also dramatically increase the length of time for which you may be unable to drive. Without proper legal representation, some drivers may go years without being able to drive legally. You may also face mandatory jail or prison time.

With all of this in mind, you should never defend yourself or plead guilty in front of the court without the advice of counsel. An attorney on your side can help reduce your sentence or in some circumstances, get your case dismissed. Sometimes police officers exceed their authority in stopping you or they fail to follow the letter of the law in arresting you. There are several reasons why a case can be dismissed or reduced. An attorney with Wilson, Lackey, Rohr & Hall, P.C., will explore all possible avenues and craft an appropriate legal strategy for you.
You have the right to a strong legal defense. The difference between one and defending yourself, using a court-appointed attorney, or hiring someone who doesn't have the necessary experience in DWI cases can cost you thousands of dollars, your driver's license, and even your freedom.

Facing DWI/DUI Charges?

Have you been arrested and charged with a DUI/DWI? If so, you need to act quickly and hire a DWI defense attorney. While the court system tends to work slowly, DWIs are one area of the system local and state officials push through at a rapid pace. For example, your license may be suspended immediately, and if you don’t act quickly, there may be nothing you can do about it. Don't get swept up in the state's legal system. You have rights, including the right to your own attorney. So before you head to court, call Wilson, Lackey, Rohr & Hall, P.C., and begin crafting your legal defense today.

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