DUI Lawyers

DUI stands for “Driving Under the Influence,” which is defined as operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content above a legal limit that is set by State law.  In States where there is a distinction, this is a lesser charge than DWI, or Driving While Intoxicated.  Some States use DUI as a separate charge from DWI to indicate whether the influencing factor is a drug other than alcohol, such as a prescription drug, or an illegal drug such as marijuana or cocaine.  An attorney specializing in DUI cases may challenge the method of determining the impairment, either suggesting it was improperly used or inaccurate.  Another defense may be that the driver was unaware of his impairment, i.e. his food or drink may have been “spiked” with alcohol or a drug.

WHAT IS A DUI Attorney?

A DUI lawyer handles cases dealing with drinking and driving. A DUI lawyer can help the defendant reduce the charge of the DUI. If the driver is charged with a DUI, an attorney may be able to get them off without any jail time if it is their first offense. DUI attorneys also handle cases where a driver crashes their vehicle and causes damage to others. A DUI charge can be a very serious offense and in most cases will require a DUI attorney.


DUI lawyers handle the legal bureaucracy of cases involving drinking and driving. A drinking and driving offense is a very serious matter, therefore a DUI attorney should probably be consulted for legal advice. Though it might seem costly to hire a DUI lawyer, it is probably wise to do so since DUI attorneys specialize in drinking and driving cases.

Strengthening DUI Law

According to the National Highway Safety Traffic Administration, alcohol-related motor vehicle accidents kill someone every 31 minutes. Over the past decade, approximately 1.4 million drivers have been arrested annually on charges of DUI. Many states are taking stronger measures to prevent alcohol-related accidents. Some prevention strategies states are taking include:

– Lowering permissible levels of BAC
– Maintaining regular sobriety checkpoints
– Enacting zero-tolerance laws for drivers under 21 years of age
– Requiring mandatory substance abuse and treatment for DUI offenders
– Harsher penalties for repeat DUI offenders

Your Legal Rights

A DUI charge does not guarantee a conviction. If you have been charged with DUI, it is important for you to know your rights. A qualified DUI attorney can explain your options and discuss a possible course of action. Please contact us to speak with an experienced DUI attorney FREE of charge.

DUI Attorneys

If you face DUI charges, contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer today. A DUI defense lawyer will fight to have your charges reduced and in some cases dropped so you will face lighter penalties or time in jail. Because any DUI charge is a serious offense that can follow someone for their entire life, trust an attorney who has a long record of success with DUI charges. Vitaly Sigal is who you should contact if you’ve been pulled over for a DUI; visit his webpage today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

Drunk Driving

More than 97 percent of Americans feel that drunk driving is a serious threat to societal well-being. Drunk driving kills more than 17,000 people and injures another 500,000 every year on the US roadways. Drunk driving is responsible for more than 41 percent of all auto accident fatalities each year. About thirty percent of Americans...


Drunk Driving Offenses

Drunk driving offenses are the most frequently committed crimes in our nation, killing someone every thirty minutes. Drunk driving offenses kill more than 17,000 and injure 500,000 people each year on our nation's roadways. Approximately forty-one percent of all motor vehicle accidents involve alcohol. The majority of US citizens consider drunk driving a significant threat...


DUI Accidents

Every 30 minutes, a person will die from a DUI related crash in the United States. According to statistics, 40 percent of drivers will be involved in a crash with a drunk or intoxicated driver in their lifetime. DUI accidents are often associated with operating under the influence of alcohol, but a driver can be...


DUI Arrest

A DUI arrest is the legal consequence of being found driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A DUI arrest is considered a serious offense that is punishable by fines, loss of driving privileges, possible imprisonment, and a variety of other penalties. About two-thirds of DUI arrest cases involve a first time offender, meaning...


DUI Car Crash

Every year, more than seventeen thousand people die in alcohol-related vehicle accidents. This accounts for forty percent of all traffic-related fatalities. Of these fatal accidents, motorcycle operators have the highest incidence of intoxication (at thirty-two percent)- otherwise known as driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). Large-truck drivers had the lowest rate...


DUI Classes

DUI classes may be one component of the penalties ordered by the criminal justice system for the crime of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The possibility of having to complete DUI classes depends on the jurisdiction where the DUI took place, the specific circumstances of your DUI case, and the options available...


DUI Defense

A DUI- or driving under the influence- charge is a criminal offense, whose penalties and particulars vary by state and circumstance. In general, a DUI is considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the state and circumstances involved. In most states, there are specific penalties given based on certain convictions. If charged with a...


DUI Fines

DUI fines may be one part of the criminal punishment that results in a DUI conviction. DUI fines are determined through the criminal justice system. The factors that affect DUI fines include the specific facts of a defendant's case and the state or jurisdiction where the crime took place. DUI fines are intended to punish...


DUI Information

DUI information provides details about what constitutes the crime of driving under the influence (DUI), its prevalence, the types of circumstances that can enhance the penalties for a DUI, and the repercussions of a DUI conviction. DUI information from all states shows that a person can be charged with the crime of a DUI if...


DUI Penalties

Due to the extremely high number of lives DUI accidents take, states have been enacting much stricter DUI penalties. Especially with repeat offenders, states have been enforcing much tougher DUI penalties so that the same dangerous drivers are not allowed to get back on the roads as easily and risk more lives. Signing bills with...


DUI Probation

DUI probation is one component of the punishment that can be ordered in a DUI conviction. A DUI offense occurs when an individual is caught driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Depending on the circumstances of the crime and the state in which it took place, a DUI can be tried as a...


DUI Records

Dui records pertaining to an individual's DUI arrest are typically registered in both criminal databases and department of motor vehicle information systems. DUI records can be accessed by several different parties. Having DUI records in one's background can affect a person's life in many ways for years after the DUI incident. A DUI is a...


DUI Recovery

DUI recovery is a long process whose effects can linger for years following a DUI arrest. A DUI is a criminal offense that is committed when someone operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. DUI recovery can depend on the particular laws and punishments applicable to one's particular DUI case. DUI...


DUI School

When convicted of a DUI- or driving under the influence- charge, there may be several types of punishment involved in the sentence. DUI laws vary from state to state, but in all states, it is possible to receive the following penalties: monetary fines, loss, suspension or revocation of the defendant's driver's license, and/or jail time....


DUI Statistics

DUI statistics show that the number of deaths, injuries, and accidents caused because of alcohol continue to affect a high number of people. In 2002, an average of one person every 30 minutes died because of an alcohol-related crash, becoming just another DUI statistic. An estimated 17,419 died because of alcohol-related crashes, defined by the...


DUI Stop

The laws regarding what is required during a suspected DUI stop have changed over the years and vary from state to state. Some DUI stops will be the result of simple traffic violations while others will be because of suspected DUI violations. Though laws continue to change regarding DUI stops from state to state, most...


Field Sobriety Tests

Cases involving an arrest or charge of driving under the influence (DUI) often vary in terms of the facts involved. However, one commonality among the vast majority of cases is that drivers stopped for DUI are often asked to voluntarily submit to the Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST). Law enforcement personnel use the SFST to...


Punishment for DUI

Punishments of DUI convictions vary depending on the jurisdiction where the crime took place and the specific circumstances surrounding the DUI incident. Punishments of DUI convictions can involve criminal penalties and department of motor vehicle penalties. Punishments of DUI convictions are intended to penalize the offender for committing the crime and to deter them from...


State DUI Laws

Guide to DUI Laws by State Driving under the influence, or DUI for short, is the term given to the act of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Though most cases of DUI deal with persons who are under the influence of alcohol it is also illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence...


Teenage Drunk Driving

Teenage drunk driving is a serious concern in today's society. Teenage drunk driving is the cause of one-quarter of all motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for people aged 15 to 20. It is estimated that one teen is killed every hour in the United States because of teenage...