In Washington, DC, you could face criminal and civil penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) or driving while intoxicated (DWI). You deserve to seek counsel after your arrest.
Whether or not this is your first offense, a DUI lawyer at Oropeza Law Firm, PLLC will work toward a positive outcome. However, you should expect us to be realistic about the outcome of your case-the penalties for a DUI in Washington, DC are as follows:
For a first DUI offense or chemical test refusal: Maximum of 180 days in jail | $1,000 fine | Additional 10-20 days in jail for a BAC at or above .20%
In Washington, DC, DWI and DUI convictions carry the same penalties. The civil penalties are known as administrative per se and are carried out by the Department of Motor Vehicles. The criminal penalties are handled by the local courts.
During your first court appearance, you could be subject to an auto screening and have your blood drawn. A DWI lawyer at Oropeza Law Firm can tell you what else to expect during this hearing-call 202-558-6539 now to learn more.