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If you’re convicted of a DUI, you could lose your driver’s license, pay high fines, and spend time in jail. Even a temporary suspension of your driver’s license can lead to loss of your job and your freedom. And repeated DUI convictions put you at risk for permanent loss of your driver’s license—a devastating consequence that can negatively impact you for the rest of your life. Contact Michael Levinsohn now to preserve your livelihood!
Did you know these facts about DUI charges?
1. The most commonly known penalty for a DUI conviction is having your driver’s license suspended, but depending on the circumstances of your case, you could also face jail time, fines, community service, vehicle impoundment, and more.
2. If the devices that calculated your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) were not properly maintained, were malfunctioning, or if the test wasn’t administered properly, it may be possible to have your charges dismissed with the help of an experienced attorney.
3. If the police had no probable cause to pull you over, your charges may be dropped entirely. But it is very difficult to establish this without a competent attorney on your side.
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The Doctor and the Rising Blood Alcohol
A young ER doctor is watching the NBA playoffs with friends. They enjoy food and wine, and when the game ends the doctor finishes what’s left in his glass, quickly drinks another full glass, and gets in his car.
He travels about half a mile before a young officer stops him for speeding. She doesn’t write him a ticket for speeding (very common), but gives him a test called “nystagmus,” in which he’s supposed to follow her finger with his eyes—without moving his head. The doctor critiques the officer’s method, saying, “You’re moving your finger out of my field of vision.” The officer says, “Okay, smart, guy, out of the car.” After the field sobriety tests, the doctor refuses—which is his right—to take a “preliminary” test on the breathalyzer. The officer arrests him.
By the time our doctor is given the official breath test at the station, exactly one hour has passed. His Blood Alcohol Concentration, or “BAC,” is .10%, which is .02% over the limit. He also performs much worse on sobriety tests than he did an hour before. The arresting officer makes a snide remark when she takes his license away, and our doctor makes a comment that she interprets as a threat to her safety if she were ever to end up in his E.R.
To be guilty of DUI, your BAC has to be over the limit at the time you are driving, and it takes an hour for alcohol to be fully absorbed in your system. Since our doctor drank the last wine just before he was stopped, it was not fully absorbed. The judge gave him a warning for what he said to the officer, but he was found not guilty of a DUI.