Free DUI Tool: The Online Case Evaluator

Your FREE online DUI case evaluation

Your FREE online DUI case evaluation

This isn't one of those "give us your phone number so we can call you" forms... This is a REAL case evaluation, and it will give you some insight into your case, showing you how serious your case is (or isn't!) and revealing whether you have some obvious potential defenses. If you'd prefer to talk to a lawyer right now, call (855) THE-DUI-GUY

PART I: Driving History

The reason why we start with this information is because prosecutors treat repeat DUI offenders MUCH more harshly than first-time DUI offenders. By filling in the information below, you'll get a more accurate picture of how serious your situation may be.

A little bit of good news...

Since you don't have any prior arrests, you're not at risk of any type of enhanced sentence or a lengthy jail sentence.

In fact, since this is the first time you've ever been arrested for DUI, I can almost guarantee that you won't have to spend another night in jail, because NONE of the people who I've helped have ever been sentenced to jail for a first-time DUI offense.

Obviously, every case is different, and there may be some aggravating factors in your case that change things (for example, an accident with injuries, a child in the car, or a lengthy criminal history would obviously increase your chances of being sentenced to jail), but you can probably start relaxing a little bit about your case, because your chances of going back to jail should be very slim.

It's important to know that not every DUI arrest results in a DUI conviction. If your charges were dropped or if you pled to a lesser offense (such as Reckless Driving) then you were NOT convicted.

WARNING!

Since you were convicted of a DUI less than 5 years ago, you are facing significantly enhanced penalties compared to a normal, "first-time" DUI.

The most serious penalty that you are facing is a mandatory jail sentence. If you are convicted of a DUI, the judge will be required to sentence you to at least 10 days in jail.

If you are convicted, you will also be required to have a mandatory ignition interlock installed in your car for at least 1 or 2 years, to pay enhanced fines of anywhere between $1000 to $4000, and to attend the enhanced DUI School (Level II).

Last but not least, if you're convicted, your car will be impounded for at least 30 days, and your license will be suspended for 5 years.

A little bit of good news...

Since you were convicted of a DUI more than 5 years ago, you are facing enhanced penalties compared to a normal, "first-time" DUI, but you are not facing any type of a mandatory jail sentence. (If you had been convicted less than 5 years ago, you would have been facing a mandatory jail sentence of at least 10 days).

This doesn't mean that the judge won't send you to jail if you're convicted, but it does mean that there's more wiggle room for us to negotiate with the prosecutor, which will improve your chances for avoiding any type of a jail sentence.

If you are convicted, you will also be required to have a mandatory ignition interlock installed in your car for at least 1 or 2 years, to pay enhanced fines of anywhere between $1000 to $4000, and to attend the enhanced DUI School (Level II).

Last but not least, if you're convicted, your car will be impounded for at least 10 days, and your license will be suspended for anywhere between 6 to 12 months. (If your last DUI conviction was less than 5 years ago, you would have been facing a 5 year driver's license suspension).

A little bit of good news...

Even though you have two prior DUI convictions, since your last conviction was more than 10 years ago, you are not facing any type of a mandatory jail sentence. (If you had been convicted less than 10 years ago, you would have been facing a felony charge, with a mandatory jail sentence of at least 30 days).

This doesn't mean that the judge won't send you to jail if you're convicted, but it does mean that there's more wiggle room for us to negotiate with the prosecutor, which will improve your chances for avoiding any type of a jail sentence.

If you are convicted, you will also be required to have a mandatory ignition interlock installed in your car for at least 2 years, to pay enhanced fines of anywhere between $2000 to $5000, and to attend the enhanced DUI School (Level II).

Last but not least, if you're convicted, your car will be impounded for at least 10 days, and your license will be suspended for anywhere between 6 to 12 months. (If your last DUI conviction was less than 10 years ago, you would have been facing a 10 year driver's license suspension).

WARNING!Since this is your third DUI offense and you were convicted of your last DUI less than 10 years ago, you are facing a felony offense. This carries significantly enhanced penalties compared to a normal, "first-time" DUI.

Among the more serious penalties that you are facing is a mandatory jail sentence. If you are convicted of this DUI, the judge will be required to sentence you to at least 30 days in jail, and since it's a felony offense, you're facing up to 5 years imprisonment.

If you are convicted, you will also be required to have a mandatory ignition interlock installed in your car for at least 2 years, to pay enhanced fines of anywhere between $2000 to $5000, and to attend the enhanced DUI School (Level II).

Last but not least, if you're convicted, your car will be impounded for at least 90 days, and your license will be suspended for 10 years.

WARNING!

Since you've been convicted of at least three other DUI offenses, you are facing a potential felony offense. This carries significantly enhanced penalties compared to a normal, "first-time" DUI.

Among the more serious penalties that you are facing is up to 5 years imprisonment.

If you are convicted, you will also be required to pay enhanced fines of anywhere between $2000 to $5000, and to attend the enhanced DUI School (Level II).

Besides the potential prison sentence, the most significant penalty that you're facing is a permanent license suspension.

A little bit of good news...

If you didn't have a lawyer on a previous DUI, there's a chance we may be able to stop the prosecutors from using that conviction against you to enhance your current charge.

ACTION STEP: Write down the dates and locations of any previous DUI arrest, including city and county information if you have it.