Minimize The Effects Of A DUI Charge

A DUI charge can come suddenly: One minute you are driving home from a pleasant dinner, and the next minute there are sirens behind you while you are forced to explain yourself to armed police officer on the side of the road. It's a frightening experience, and the stakes are high — a DUI conviction can result in expensive fines, a suspended license and in some cases even jail time.

In addition to criminal consequences, you also face the possibility of restrictions on your driving privileges or even having your licensed revoked entirely, which in turn can make it difficult to get to work, shop for groceries and perform other basic tasks essential to daily life.

Winter Law OfficeAt Winter Law Office, P.C., we understand that every drunk driving charge is the result of a unique situation involving real people. Often, the accused driver was trying to obey all laws, and simply didn't realize that he or she had crossed the legal blood alcohol threshold. Whether you are facing your first DUI charge or the most recent of multiple charges, we can help you defend yourself and your driving privileges.

Hold South Dakota Officers Accountable To The Law

In any DUI case, it is important to carefully review the traffic stop that led to the charges against you. Just as drivers must follow traffic laws, law enforcement must follow the laws that govern when and how they pull drivers over and administer blood alcohol tests. If an officer lacked probable cause to pull you over in the first place, it may be possible to have charges dropped. Similarly, if a Breathalyzer test or other measures of blood alcohol content were not administered properly, the case against you is weakened.

Attorney Paul R. Winter can help you identify these issues and build a legal strategy that will protect your criminal record, your driver's license and your civil rights.

Don't Let Yourself Be Branded As A Criminal

DUI carries a very negative stigma, but it is possible to defend your reputation and avoid the worst penalties. Winter Law Office, P.C., is ready to help. Call 605-646-2707 or email us to speak with a lawyer in our Rapid City office. We offer a free initial consultation for DUI and other criminal charges.