It may seem as though a DUI arrest happens quickly: one minute you’re behind the wheel, and the next you have been pulled over and are being taken into custody. The fallout from a DUI charge, however, can have a long lasting impact on your life. Your case could take weeks or even months to be resolved and, if the outcome is not in your favor, a conviction will remain on your criminal record for a lifetime.
If you are facing a DUI, it is essential that you contact The Turner Firm as soon as possible. Why the rush? Your license and your future are immediately at stake.
Don’t Lose Your License
Did you know that you could lose your license 30 days after your arrest if you do not file for an administrative license suspension hearing? You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to apply for this so-called ALS hearing to contest your administrative suspension, which is separate from any license-related penalties you may incur in the criminal portion of your trial. Joey Turner of The Turner Firm is able to request this hearing on your behalf and to represent you in court. Without an ALS hearing, you will automatically lose your license for up to five years, depending on the number of previous DUIs on your record.
Protect Your Record
While most DUI charges are misdemeanors, it is important to note that a guilty plea or DUI conviction will remain on your record indefinitely. If your second or subsequent DUI is within five years of your first guilty plea or conviction, you will face significantly enhanced penalties in the event that you are convicted of or plead guilty to the latest charge. Whether you are facing your first DUI or if you have a prior conviction on your record, Joey will work to get the best possible outcome in your case.
Free Case Evaluation
For more information about how The Turner Firm can help you fight your DUI charge, contact Joey today for a free, no-obligation case evaluation. Call our office or fill out your information using our secure form below.