DUI Laws In Delaware
Driving under the influence, whether it be drugs or alcohol, is a very serious criminal offense throughout New Castle, Kent County and Sussex County, Delaware. If you are facing a DUI charge, whether it is a misdemeanor, subsequent offense or felony DUI charge, you need the assistance of a skilled and experienced Delaware DUI defense lawyer who knows how to handle the criminal and administrative aspects of your DUI. What can make a huge difference when meeting with our Delaware DUI defense lawyers is to choose the right one based on experience, courtroom and trial history and practice area focus.
I am Wilmington, Delaware DUI Defense Lawyer Brian J. Chapman and I only handle criminal DUI and serious traffic charges. am dedicated to not only educating my clients on their rights, but also to taking immediate action for them and protecting their rights. Call (302) 455-0505 for a free consultation.
Why You Need Our Delaware DUI Defense Lawyers
Being arrested for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can be happen anyone in Delaware. DUI and DWI crimes cut across all demographics of society, regardless of education, income level or criminal background. A DUI charge in Delaware can be deemed either a misdemeanor or a felony depending on several factors surrounding the arrest as well as your DUI history. Ideally a drunk driving charge will be dismissed or pled down to a lesser charge. Also there are some alternate sentencing options for those accused of DUI in Delaware. If you are arrested for a DUI in Delaware you should be aware of your rights and how to best protect them. This can be done by working with a Delaware Driving Under the Influence Lawyer.
Being charged with and pleading guilty to, or being convicted of a DUI in Delaware will exert its effects on your life on several levels. First and foremost there are legal penalties associated with a Delaware DUI. These can range from having the DUI on your record, fines, fees, and possibly jail time. The exact sentencing may vary from case to case and is contingent on many factors. Second of all, you will lose your driving privileges for at least one year. Depending on if it is your first or subsequent offense you may need to have an Ignition Interlock Device installed on your car when you get your license back. Lastly, a DUI is very expensive and will complicate your life. Without a drivers license it is very difficult to get to school, work, appointments, etc. Working with a Delaware DUI Lawyer can help ensure that you get the most favorable outcome possible so you can put this behind you and move on.
In Delaware, you only have 15 days from the time you are charged with a DUI to file a request with the DMV to seek the retention of your driver’s license. If your license cannot be retained, I work to obtain a restricted or temporary license that allows you to drive to and from work while we fight for a resolution. I handle all facets of the DUI defense process, including:
- Examining search and seizure issues
- Ensuring there was probable cause
- Filing motions to suppress evidence
- Refusal to take a breathalyzer test
A DUI conviction can have a damaging and long lasting impact on your life. In addition to having the conviction creating a criminal record, you may be facing jail time, large fines, increased car insurance premiums, and the loss of your driver’s license. Call an experienced Delaware DUI lawyer today to learn more about your options for fighting a drunk driving charge.
DUI Attorneys Serving Dover Delaware
Dover, Delaware, located in Kent County, Delaware. It is a very congested and densely populated part of Delaware. Being the capital of Delaware the city of Dover is packed with local residents, visitors, tourists as well as business travelers. There are a many things to see and do in Dover Delaware such as dining out, attending events at Dover Downs, shopping and nightlife. Many times people may engage in alcohol consumption while in Dover, Delaware. While that is perfectly legal provided you are over the age of 21 you may be at risk of being arrested for Driving Under the Influence if you operate a motor vehicle while being above the legal blood alcohol content limit of .08 and are pulled over by law enforcement. A drunk driving charge is an extremely complicated and very expensive ordeal that can negatively impact your life for a very long time. It also brings with it very serious legal and administrative consequences. If you have been charged with driving under the influence in Dover, Delaware it is a good idea to retain a skilled, experienced and qualified our Dover Delaware Drunk Driving Lawyers.
A DUI conviction can impact your life on several levels such as personal, financial and professional. You will face fines, court costs, loss of driving privileges and attorneys fees. If you cannot drive to work you may risk losing your job and source of income. Also, depending on your criminal history and or prior DUI convictions you may face a jail sentence. By retaining me as your Dover Delaware Drunk Driving you will be assured that your rights are protected throughout every step of the legal process. In addition, having an attorney on your side will ideally help your case by achieving the best possible outcome.
Contact Our Delaware DUI Defense Lawyers
If you have been charged with DUI in Delaware please call Drunk Driving Lawyer Brian J. Chapman at (302) 455-0505. Or, email Mr. Chapman by clicking here. Mr. Chapman will do his best to get you a very favorable outcome. He understands that sometimes good people make mistakes and he will fight to protect your rights, your reputation and your driving privileges.
I serve the Newark, University of Delaware campus, Wilmington, Middletown, Bear, Glasgow, Pike Creek, Hockessin, Claymont, New Castle, Odessa, Townsend, Smyrna, Dover, Milford, Seaford, Georgetown, Lewes and Rehoboth Beach areas.