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Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is against the law in every state, and such offenses are taken very seriously in a court of law. Increased awareness about the negative effects of driving while intoxicated as well as pressure from numerous activist groups has caused law enforcement officials, judges, and politicians across the nation to make a more concerted effort toward securing convictions for those accused of driving while intoxicated. This makes it extremely difficult for individuals charged to receive a fair trial.

If you or someone you know has been accused of driving while intoxicated, don't face the charges alone. A knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense attorney can ensure your rights are not violated and help reduce or dismiss your charges. Please contact The Law Office of Stephens & Rueda today for a free consultation.

DWI Conviction Penalties

Essentially, driving while intoxicated, also referred to as DWI, refers to an individuals inability to adequately operate a vehicle as a result of substance abuse, whether the substance is alcohol, narcotics, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter medication. DWI laws vary according to state and the consequences typically depend on a number of factors surrounding the case including prior convictions, parole status, and more. Punishments and penalties of DWI convictions include, but are not limited to:

  • Jail time

  • Loss or suspension of drivers license

  • Vehicle impounded

  • Probation

  • Court ordered rehab or driving school

  • Hefty fines

  • Other

DWI Defense

The attorneys at The Law Office of Stephens & Rueda understand the importance of developing a solid legal defense for our clients and are dedicated to working tirelessly to protect your interests. We can build your defense based on insufficient evidence, improper testing, illegal traffic stop, and/or your actual innocence to reduce or dismiss your charges. Don't put your legal rights in jeopardy. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation.

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