Chesapeake DUI Lawyer: VA DUI / DWI Law
Atty. Monte Kuligowski has been practicing DUI law since 1997 and is a published author in law journals on Virginia law and in the field of Virginia DUI law. Atty. Kuligowski has extensive experience with DUI cases, including blood draw cases, high BAC cases, second and third offense cases, felony cases, boating cases and an operating an aircraft under the influence case. It is important to have an experienced Chesapeake DUI lawyer to evaluate your fact-specific case, applying the law to your individual circumstances. The police are required to follow law, policy and procedure when investigating DUI cases. The manner in which the field sobriety tests are administered are consequential in determining whether the test results are reliable or even accurately attained. If the officer fails to give proper instructions on each test, if the basic test conditions are compromised or if the officer interprets the suspects movements in a way that deviates from the training manual, the test results could be compromised and hence, unreliable or even inadmissible. In Virginia, a DUI suspect has the right to a preliminary breath test prior to arrest, if a hand held alco-sensor device is available. After a valid DUI arrest in Virginia, the arrestee must submit to a chemical breath test, normally administered at the police station. Prior to taking the breath test on the new EC/IRII machine at the police station the suspect should be observed for a 20 minute period to ensure no burping occurs prior to taking the test. Whether you or a loved one is charged with a first offense DUI or a second or third offense, there are many factual and legal issues which an experienced Chesapeake DUI lawyer can spot and which may be used in some instances to mitigate the charge or sentence.
MN DUI Defense Attorney
Douglas T. Kans is a former prosecutor who exclusively devotes his legal practice to DWI and Criminal Defense cases in the Twin Cities and greater Minneapolis, Minnesota area. With over 20 years of experience in the legal field, Attorney Douglas T. Kans has successfully defended thousands of criminal cases. Douglas is licensed in both State and Federal Court, and is currently a member of the National College for DUI Defense, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Minnesota State Bar Association. DWI is among the most commonly committed crimes when it comes to criminal law. Kans Law Firm concentrates in the area of Criminal Defense, particularly those related to drunk driving or driving while impaired. Led by Douglas T. Kans, our law firm works closely with our clients to thoroughly investigate the charges made against them and unravel all relevant facts so we can provide an aggressive and effective criminal defense that will protect our clients’ rights and ensure that they are not violated. At Kans Law Firm, our people understand that the trial process can be a difficult one, and so our legal team is comprised of experienced and knowledgeable Criminal Defense attorneys that understand Minnesota’s criminal justice system. If you’ve been charged with DUI or DWI in the state of Minnesota, you need to know that there’s a lot of stake, such as your driver’s license, your job, and even your future. Although located in Hennepin County, Minnesota, the Kans Law Firm provides DWI and criminal defense services to clients from the entire Twin Cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and surrounding areas. For a Free Consultation call Minneapolis DWI lawyer Douglas T. Kans of the Kans Law firm at 835-6314 or 1-888-972-6060.
Colorado Ignition Interlock and State DUI Laws
Colorado Division of Motor VehiclesColorado is one of 42 states that has implemented ALR which means that your license will be confiscated immediately if your BAC is above. This action was designed to be in addition to and separate from the traditional DUI judicial conviction penalties such as license suspension, jail time, community service hours, ignition interlock device, and alcohol and drug rehabilitation. After the suspension period, you will be required to get an ignition interlock device. Courts are required to order the installation and monitoring of an interlock device for any driver whose BAC levels are.08% or higher, even for a first offense. DWAI fines and jail times are similar an ignition interlock device is not required unless it is coupled with a previous or subsequent DUI offense. License Revocation, Fines and Jail First Offense – Misdemeanor: 5 days to 1 year in jail, fine up to $1,000, 9 month license suspension, community service, completion of an alcohol treatment program, and installation of an interlock device for 8 months. Second Offense – Misdemeanor: 90 days to 1 year in jail, fine up to $1,500, community service, one-year license suspension, completion of an alcohol treatment program, and installation of an interlock device for 2 years. Third Offense and Subsequent – Misdemeanor: 70 days to 1 year in jail, fines up to $1,500, 2-year license suspension, community service, completion of an alcohol education or treatment program, and installation of an interlock device for 2 years. Guardian Interlock offers complete installation and monitoring of an ignition interlock device on a wide range of vehicles to help you maintain compliance with Colorado driving restrictions. Find a Guardian Interlock installer or call toll-free 800-499-0994.