Driving under the influence (DUI), driving while intoxicated (DWI), drunk driving, operating under the influence, drinking and driving, impaired driving are all acts of driving a motor vehicle with blood alcohol levels in excess of a defined level, such as 0.05% or 0.08%. This is a criminal offense in most jurisdictions. DUI/DWI is a criminal charge in which a person was ALSO found to be operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of a controlled substance, a drug other than alcohol or a controlled substance, or a combination of them. The effects of the intoxicating substance must be enough that they cause impairment of the driver physically and mentally, affect decision-making and the person's ability to control the vehicle. MORE...
A DUI/DWI charge may carry penalties such as up to one year in jail, fines, community service, license suspension, psychological counseling or a combination of these. Severity of the punishment will often be increased if the driver has a prior DUI/DWI conviction. In many states such driver's first arrest is considered a misdemeanor and will appear on a
driver's criminal record, while subsequent arrests may be charged as felonies and will also appear on criminal records. Having a DUI/DWI charge brought against you can also affect other aspects of your life including employment, relationships, probation and child-custody arrangements. Please review the link below for detailed penalty and consequences for severity of
Many of Mark Waecker’s clients have sought his legal guidance immediately following an arrest, while still incarcerated. Those clients use the clock to their advantage, as time is still on their side. Acting quickly and efficiently, Mark Waecker will use assertive strategies to have cases dismissed or substantially reduce potential consequences.
First and foremost, absolutely exercise your right to remain silent at all times, under all circumstances. Many cases are prosecuted when clients, contacted by a law enforcement agent, mistakenly believe that they can talk their way out of the situation. Often, these are undercover agents acting like ordinary people.
Challenging the skill and training of a law enforcement officer by attempting to discuss your case with them is never a good idea. Instead, immediately assert your right to remain silent and call Mark Waecker directly, or have someone else make the call for you. The Law Offices of Mark Waecker are available to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
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