DUI / Traffic Offenses
Delaware DUI Attorneys
DUI and Traffic Offense Charges
If you are charged with a DUI (driving under the influence) or other traffic offense, an experienced attorney can help lessen the impact of the charge or get it dismissed altogether. We offer all of our clients a free initial consultation and can discuss the charges against you and the penalties you are facing under Delaware law.
While there are many types of traffic offenses, DUI is one of the most serious, with long-term consequences. If you are given a DUI, the officer takes your license and gives you a notice of revocation and temporary license. That temporary license is only good for 15 days, so you must request a hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles within that timeframe.
If you are found guilty of driving under the influence, the consequences can be severe and long-lasting, including jail time, fines, revocation of your driver’s license, and alcohol education and treatment. There are also many other factors to consider, including the increase in your car insurance premiums, the consequences of not being able to drive while your license is suspended, and the consequences of not being able to work if you are serving a jail sentence. The consequences are more severe for repeat offenders.
There are ways to defend a DUI charge and an experienced attorney knows the right questions to ask and the right arguments to make to defend your DUI charge.
In addition to DUI charges, our office can help you defend other traffic offense charges brought against you in Delaware, even if the offense happened while you were only temporarily in the state.
Delaware works under a point system. Different points are assigned to different traffic offenses, depending upon the severity of the offense. Those points are assigned to your driving record for each traffic violation that you have. If you have too many points on your driving record, you driver’s license can be suspended, and you will likely see increased car insurance premiums. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your case and how we can help mitigate the charges against you.
Our office serves the three Delaware counties of New Castle, Kent, and Sussex, including the cities of Wilmington, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Dover, Seaford, Georgetown, and the Delaware Beaches.