How Serious Are DUI / OVI Charges

Interviewer: We’ll start off at the basics. So, let’s say someone’s been arrested and charged andreleased with DUI, what’s some of the first things they need to do to consider whether or notthey need a lawyer? How serious are these charges?

Dale: Well, I think anybody should know they need a lawyer right away. They’ve been stripped of their license and they’re going to have a hearing in only five days. They’re going to have to research how to get their license and driving privileges restored. Most people need to drive in order to get to and from work. So that should be their first concern. And every court is different in deciding how privileges are restored, even whether or not they’ll allow them. It depends on the court. So I think most people should know that they need an attorney right away.
By Dale Naticchia