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DUI Law Nebraska

DUI Law Nebraska

 

Things to Consider in Hiring a DUI/DWI Lawyer

Over 1.5 million drivers, on average are arrested due to driving under the influence of narcotics or alcohol.

A DUI Arrest is a serious matter; The Law Office of David J. Reed, LLC understands what is at stake:

1st offense 1st offense Suspended Sentence 2nd offense 2nd offense Suspended Sentence 3rd offense 3rd offense Suspended Sentence
Jail 7 to 60 days 2 to 60 days or 120 hours community service (if BAC .15% or more) 30 to 180 days

90 days to 1 year (if BAC .15% or more)

10 to 180 days or 240 hours community service

30 days (if BAC .15% or more)

90 days to 1 year

180 days to 3 years (if BAC .15% or more)

30 days

60 days (if BAC .15% or more)

Fines $500 $500 $500

$1,000 (if BAC .15% or more)

$500

$1,000 (if BAC is .15% or more)

$1,000

Up to $10,000 (if BAC is .15% or more)

$1,000
License Revocation 6 months

1 year (if BAC .15% or more)

60 days

1 year (if BAC .15% or more)

18 months

18 months to 15 years (if BAC .15% or more)

18 months

18 months to 15 years (if BAC .15% or more)

15 years 2 to 15 years

5 to 15 years (if BAC .15% or more)

Ignition Interlock Permit Eligible

45 days before eligible (if BAC .15% or more)

Eligible 45 days before eligible 45 days before eligible 45 days before eligible 45 days before eligible

 

Many people are unaware that Nebraska’s implied consent law requires all drivers lawfully arrested for DUI to submit to breath, blood, and/or urine testing.

If you received a DUI based on a BAC of .08% or a .04% if you hold a commercial driver’s license, you NEED REPRESENTATION

DON’T RISK MAXIMUM PUNISHMENT – GET EXPERIENCED REPRESENTATION.  THE PENALTIES CAN BE SEVERE WITHOUT AN ADVOCATE TO ARGUE YOUR CASE.

1st Offense 2nd offense 3rd Offense
License Revocation 180 days 18 months to 15 years 15 years

If the defendant is placed on probation or the sentence is suspended for refusing a chemical test, the revocation periods are as follows:

1st Offense 2nd offense 3rd Offense
License Revocation 60 days 18 months to 15 years 5 to 15 years

How to Find the Best DUI Lawyer?

A DUI conviction can really have an impact on your life. They can affect your employment, driving privileges, and can even be a sign of potential jail time. With these impacts, all your options need to be evaluated and discussed.

Come up with a “Potential DUI Lawyer” List
There are many resources where you can find the best lawyer to handle your DUI case. You can seek out personal recommendations and research National Associations and State Bar Associations. If you have already done these two, you can start making the list of the great and potential lawyers that you would like to meet.

Determine if the DUI Lawyer is qualified to Handle Your Case
Right after you have finished your preliminary research, you now have to consider the qualifications of every DUI lawyer on your list so that you can make the best choice. You can find if any are qualified to handle a DUI case through their educational background and their areas of specialty.

Meet the Lawyer for an “In-Person Consultation”
Taking the time to Meet the DUI lawyer in person will greatly help you in determining the best decision.  This in-person consultation will help you in deciding who you are most comfortable dealing with. You can also assess their personalities and confidence if you meet them in person. A consultation can give both of you the chance to discuss the case as well as talk about the lawyer’s experience in similar cases.

Consider the Lawyer’s Fee
The lawyer’s fee is one of the essential things you need to ponder on. How much do you think a DUI lawyer costs?  Various factors interfere with how a lawyer sets his fees. A top DUI lawyer can probably charge more because of experience, ability, and reputation. Weigh and think about your options as well as how much you’re willing to pay for your defense.

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