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DUI Attorneys and Legal Help for DUI/DWI Charges - Page 13

A DUI is a serious charge, and carries serious penalties with it. If you want to help ensure that you don't face jail time or significant points, your best bet is to start by contacting a DUI or DWI attorney ASAP! Check out the list below for lawyers and law firms who are experienced in DUI defense cases.

Local-Attorneys has put together a great online directory of local DUI/DWI legal professionals.  All of these lawyers are ready to give you their expert legal advice and representation on your upcoming drunk driving case.  Get started today and find the right law firm to help you get the best outcome from your trial.


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Strom Law Firm

2110 N Beltline Blvd
Columbia, South Carolina, 29204

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Jimmy Turner & Kris Oliver

6 Public Square North
Suite 200
Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 37130

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Oberman & Rice Law Firm

550 Main St
Suite #730
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902

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Joseph LaBella & Associates

333 Simonton St
#200
Conroe, Texas, 77301

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Butler Law Firm

11500 Northwest Freeway
Suite 400
Houston, Texas, 77092

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Branson K West

10421 South Jordan Gateway
Suite 600
South Jordan, Utah, 84095

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Schatz, Anderson & Associates

1445 East
3300 South,
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84106

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Myerson Law Offices

5261 Main Street
P.O. Box 915
Manchester Center, Vermont, 05255

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Handy Law

95 St. Paul Street
Burlington, Vermont, 05401

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Bob Battle Law

1506 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 121
Richmond, Virginia, 23230

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Driving under the influence, also known as DUI, DWI (driving while intoxicate) and several other terms, is the illegal act of operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content exceeding .08%. Punishments are becoming increasingly severe for this crime, largely because of the powerful advocacy of injured or killed victims of drunk drivers. A rising prevalence of DUI defense attorneys has occurred as a result of this increased attention.

The exact nature and extent of the punishments for DUI varies according to state law and other circumstances, such as whether or not it is the guilty party’s first offense. Most of the time, first-time offenders face penalties, rehabilitation programs, possible jail time, and suspended licenses. Law firms work with DUI offenders to present the most visible and compelling defense by advising, representing, and exposing any transgressions that occurred during the Breathalyzer or sobriety tests. This assistance often results in less severe punishments and even the ability of the guilty party to drive on a restricted license.

A number of DUI cases in the better part of the last century have evoked some serious reform from the Supreme Court in DUI laws. Bell v Burson, for example, opened up the option for drivers to contest their licenses being suspended. The Supreme Court ruled that the ability to drive is an essential convenience in everyday life, and should therefore only be taken away after it is settled in a hearing.

In Blanton v North Las Vegas, the court asserted that a drunk driving offender does not have the right to be tried in front of a jury, unless the crime is being tried as more than a petty offense. A petty offense is essentially not punishable by more than six months of jail time. There are, of course, circumstances that enable prosecutors to charge DUI offenders with a serious crime.