DUI DWI Owensboro Lawyer - Drunk Driving Attorney - Laws and Penalties Kentucky
In Owensboro, Kentucky, DUIs and DWIs are a serious problem. DUIs are a serious problem all over the United States. Thus, because of such an increase in DUI related accidents and deaths, the laws are constantly changing, being upgraded and field sobriety tests more thorough.
It is important to remember that even though it may seem like “the end of the world” to you after being arrested for a DUI charge, it in fact is not. Situations such as these carry a high level of stress, burden and shame. No one wants to admit that they have been arrested for drunk driving, or even worse.
The first 10 days are the most crucial to your DUI case. Hiring a lawyer in the true infancy of your case is the best decision that you could possibly make for yourself. However, remember that even though there are many “lawyers” that would be more than willing to represent you for a pretty penny, there are only a few that specialize in DUI, and other traffic violation related cases.
If you should choose to NOT hire a lawyer immediately, there are MANY various issues that could plague you in the coming months relating to your charge. First off, your license will most likely be suspended until your final hearing, and then suspended once AGAIN after your final hearing. This is a perfect example of as to why a lawyer on your side is an excellent idea- no matter how serious, or not serious your charge may be.
A lawyer also will have the pull that you as a citizen will not have with the courts. Your lawyer will be able to talk with the state prosecutor and the judge, possibly come to an agreement, or fight for you during a trial if it comes to that. If you are representing yourself, all of your options for your immediate future are pretty much out the door.
Lawyers in the Owensboro, Kentucky area specializing in DUI cases:
Russ Wilkey, PSC
Russell Duty, Attorney at Law
Rhoads & Rhoads, Attorneys at Law
Christopher G. Safreed