Many people would be amazed at the number of persons who have been charged with operating a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs (“OUI”). Too often people are stopped and charged with an OUI when they are actually innocent of this offense. It is also true that too often people consume alcohol and assume they are not under the influence, and it is only after they are stopped and charged when they realize they consumed too much alcohol. Sometimes, people drink and drive when they know they should not be driving even before the police stop them.
In either case, a person charged with an OUI (called DWI or DUI in other states) should immediately retain an attorney who can promptly and accurately evaluate his or her case, offer advice on how to best dispose of it, and if a trial is elected, have the skills to effectively defend the case at trial. The consequences of an OUI conviction or underage drinking conviction, such as the loss of license and possible jail time, are too important not to retain competent counsel to defend you and guide you through the court system.
As past prosecutors and then as criminal defense attorneys, our partners at KLG, have extensive trial experience with respect to persons charged with operating motor vehicles while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Consequently, our lawyers can effectively analyze your unique case, develop a sound strategy to favorably dispose of it, and if the strategy calls for a trial, effectively defend you at trial.