Criminal Drunk Driving

New, Tougher DUI Penalty for the New Year

New, Tougher DUI Penalty for the New Year.

The New Year usually means new laws, and when it comes to drunk driving, the penalties are getting tougher. While penalties vary from state to state, fines, community service, possible jail times and drivers license suspensions are standard. However, starting January 1, 2012, repeat DUI offenders could get their license taken away for 10 years. This is a big difference from the 3-year suspension in place the previous year.

DUI charges are serious. If you or someone you know is charged with a DUI, it is important to seek the help of a DUI lawyer. Insurance rates will increase, your chances for employment opportunities may be impacted, your conviction will show up and stay on your criminal record, and with these new laws, repeat offenses can end up taking your driving rights away for 10 years.

A DUI lawyer focuses on individual cases and can make a difference in the outcome of a DUI case. If you have been convicted for drunk driving once or twice already, it is critical to choose a defense lawyer who is qualified and dedicated to defending you. DUI lawyers know the consequences of the charge and can help you keep your drivers license.

Attorney Search Network can provide you with a lawyer referral to an experienced DUI lawyer. Contact us today for a DUI lawyer referral.

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