What A Personal Injury Case Client May Want To Know About DWI or DUI

It’s not unusual for the at-fault driver in a serious car accident to have been charged with DUI or DWI. Results of these charges can affect their ability to drive, as well as land them in jail and lead to excessive fines.

Even before an arrest, law enforcement officials will be collecting evidence to be kept in police records and used to support the charges. This evidence can be in the form of breathalyzer results or field-sobriety test results, including data necessary to determine whether the tests were properly administered and whether the law enforcement officer had probable cause.

A DWI or DUI is a serious offense that stays on a person’s police record, impedes their ability to drive, and may ultimately result in jail time.

A person charged with DUI and DWI likely will hire an attorney to help find legal solutions for the many issues that arise related to a DUI:

  • DWI defense
  • ALR hearings
  • License suspension and revocation
  • Challenging test results, blood tests, field sobriety tests
  • Refusals
  • Occupational licenses

A person facing these charges may also ask their attorney to assist them with a bail bond to help them get out of jail.