Driving Under the Influence

People who get arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) are seldom hardened criminals. They are typically law-abiding citizens who do not deserve to go to jail. In addition to the sizeable fines imposed on convicted drunk drivers, the following consequences may occur:

  • Jail time for repeat offenders
  • Loss of driving privilege for at least 30 days
  • Loss of a job, if driving is necessary for employment
  • County work program
  • Substantially increased insurance premiums.

A person who is facing a drunk driving charge should not hesitate to seek immediate legal counsel from an experienced drunk driving defense attorney to avoid these consequences. Mr. Kellenberger’s proven expertise in rehabilitation and recovery provide the best possible opportunities to avoid jail and loss of license.

Being charged with a DUI involves two separate cases. Mr. Kellenberger appears in court for his client, whose presence is usually excused. One case involves the administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicle, which must be requested within ten calendar days of the offense. At the hearing, the issues involve probable cause to arrest, illegal arrest, and chemical analysis. The second case is criminal, and deals with the allegation that a person was either driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, or driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or above. This exposes the arrested person to probation, jail, and fines.

As an experienced DUI lawyer, Jim may be able to prove that the officer’s observations and the chemical tests (breath tests and blood tests) are flawed. In every DUI case, Jim explores every avenue available to minimize the consequences of a DUI charge.

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