Unfortunately, most people have a misconception that if they get pulled over for DUI and are below the legal limit, the officer will let them go, or they will only be fined and not charged. However, the truth is that if a law enforcement officer observes alcohol, smells alcohol, or hears evidence of alcohol, they will start an investigation. At this point, the smartest thing to do is to know your rights since you can be arrested, charged, and convicted, even if you are below the legal state's blood alcohol limit (bac)*
Taking this information into consideration, at Gioffredi & Associates, we believe the best advice is to educate yourself and find an attorney to represent you that specializes in DWI and DUI cases.
Education is Key in Protecting Your Rights
As stated above, educating yourself about your rights is key. First, you should know that a DWI charge is forever, and the consequences to your record and reputation are high. Consequently, you should know that the message that alcohol manufacturers promote daily is, "Drink Responsibly, know your limit. " Therefore, if you are being responsible and keeping within limits, then it is even more reason to educate yourself.
A few years ago, 1.0 was considered drunk, and 0.8 was impaired. Now, 0.8 is considered intoxicated. By lowering the BAC limit from 1.0 to 0.8, tens of thousands of people are instantly criminalized, further draining law enforcement's resources.
Get an Attorney Who Specializes in DUI Cases
DUI Lawyers agree that Drinking and Driving is not a premeditated crime, but is a serious crime, nonetheless. DUI lawyers are specialists in drunk-driving cases. Not only do they try only such offenses and know the courts and the laws well, but they also can guarantee you more than just arguments in court. Since DUI laws are complicated, a top-notch attorney can pick holes in the case against you, and with some technical help, they can get you out of the charge with a minor penalty.
Gioffredi & Associates Attorneys at Law
John Gioffredi is an industry leader among DWI attorneys. With more than 30 years of experience, the firm has a proven history of going to trial and beating DWI charges. No matter how bad you think your DWI case looks, we’ve seen it before, and we’ll use our three decades of experience to fight for you. We will fight to get you the best possible result, as soon as possible, for a fair and affordable fee.