Lexington DUI Attorney
Facing DUI charges in Lexington? Call the firm.
If you have been charged with a misdemeanor or felony DUI offense in the Lexington area, you need to ensure that you have a high quality, experienced Lexington DUI lawyer protect your rights, as early as possible. After you have been arrested for any drunk driving charge, you will be booked at the station. It will not be possible in most cases to contact a lawyer until the booking process is completed. The earlier you get in touch with The Laubshire Law Firm, LLC, the better it could be for you with regard to the final outcome of your case. Early involvement could identify serious errors in the case allowing for a full dismissal of charges. The firm's attorney should review the evidence at once, and can address and handle every aspect of the case, from the criminal case, to the issues regarding the suspension of your license. These are two separate issues, and both are extremely important – if you hope to avoid fines, incarceration, alcohol treatment and license suspension.
DUI Defense in Lexington, SC
Whether you are facing a DUI first time, or you are in serious trouble for DUI second & subsequent, or the most dangerous, felony DUI, the firm is committed to serving as defense counsel and fighting to gain the best advantage for you, whether a dismissed charge, reduced charge, or an acquittal in court. The lead attorney at the firm, Mr. Laubshire, has a background that allows him to have a great insight into the DUI process, from every perspective. He is a former law enforcement officer that has experience that can only be gained by serving in this capacity in DUI cases, as well as having served as a DUI prosecutor. This allows him to understand the various errors that could be present in your case, and to review your case to find any flaw in the case against you. This could be very beneficial to you if you hope to avoid the DUI penalties. The firm's DUI defense strategies have been successful in a large number of cases, and you deserve to find out what options are open to you in your defense case.
The firm represents those charged with DUI in both the criminal case and in DMV hearings. The penalties in a DUI conviction can be life-changing. You will lose your legal right to operate a vehicle; you will be forced to pay fines, in a timely manner; and you will be required to attend alcohol treatment classes and perform community service – all for a first time misdemeanor DUI offense. If you have a prior conviction, your penalties will be far more severe. Repeat offenders are considered to be a real danger to the community, and are heavily punished. A 4th DUI offense is filed as a felony. This is also the case when an accident that led to injuries or death. A felony conviction is so serious that factually, your life will never be the same. You will not be able to hold certain professional licenses, you will lose certain rights, and you will definitely feel the impact in future employment opportunities – once you have served your time, which is often years in state prison, with some very serious criminals.
Some DUI convictions will require the installation of an ignition interlock device or you will be unable to drive. This unit will require you to breathe into it, much like a Datamaster machine, or your vehicle will not start. You will pay for the installation, and for recovering the data to submit at your cost. In many cases, this is a requirement for driver's license restoration.
The most important piece of evidence against you is the BAC or "blood alcohol content" evidence. This is gained through a Datamaster test or blood test. In cases of suspected drug use, a blood or urine test could be required. If you refuse the test, you can expect an automatic suspension of your driver's license, as the law in the state states that you have given "implied consent" to submitting to testing once you are driving in the state. Even those who have refused the chemical testing have defense opportunities. Allow the firm to review your case before you make any decision about your plea. If you plead guilty, you do not have the option to change your plea. The firm, which is a well-known and accomplished criminal defense law firm, will carefully analyze your case and advise you about the defense options present in your case. The firm also is involved in several other practice areas, including family law and personal injury.
Contact the firm for assistance in defending against a misdemeanor or felony DUI charge in Lexington, S.C. Dedicated, experienced and on your side.