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If you are convicted of a DUI, you face the following penalties and consequences on a first offense (within 7 years):
These penalties increase greatly if you have prior DUI-related offenses within 7 years.
Alvin was arrested for DUI and Reckless Driving after an officer claimed he drove recklessly at excessive speeds in an attempt to avoid seizure and exhibited signs of impairment following Field Sobriety Tests. After pointing out several evidentiary issues in the officer’s report, Dan negotiated with the prosecutor to reduce the DUI to Negligent Driving and dismiss the Reckless Driving charge. He further persuaded the prosecutor to allow Alvin to enter a “pre-trial diversion” on the reduced charge for one year, after which the charge was amended to a traffic infraction.
“Mr. Arbenz took the necessary time to fully explain the charges, potential outcomes and consequences. We developed a strategy, carefully evaluating possible results and he articulately challenged the nuances of my case. We were able to reach a favorable outcome and I was fortunate to be referred to Mr. Arbenz by one of his peers!”