Our Team Brings Clients Into The Fold So They Know What To Expect
As DUI defense attorneys experienced with a diverse array of drunk driving cases, we have a responsibility not only to shine a light on what to expect in your criminal defense, but also what to expect in the administrative proceedings that involve your license suspension. At the Eversole Law Firm, we are not just your counsel but also your guide. The legal and administrative process that stems from a DUI charge can be a confusing and daunting one, and our years of focus on these very issues provide us with the skills and know-how to keep this unplanned detour from your normal life as quick and painless as possible.
What To Expect From The Criminal Proceedings
Criminal charges may lead to trial, an arena in which our founder, Steven D. Eversole, has fought and won countless battles on behalf of his clients. He has represented clients charged with both misdemeanors and felonies, and has even litigated DUI cases at the appeals level. Both inside and outside of the courtroom, Steven Eversole is known for his aggressive style. It has won him the praise of colleagues and the eternal gratitude of clients.
What To Expect From The Administrative Proceedings
The administrative proceedings regarding license suspension take place in a hearing before the Department of Public Safety no more than 10 days after the day you were charged. If you do not show up or refuse to take the Breath Test, your drivers license will automatically be suspended for 90 days (and that's before your criminal trial even begins). You don't want to try and represent yourself at this hearing. You want the voice of a competent and reputable DUI advocate speaking for your rights.
What To Expect For Your Personal Life
A DUI conviction can have devastating consequences for your personal life. Aside from the obvious implications - like possible jail time and fines - there are the effects of having a criminal record, the increase in your insurance rates, and all the trials and tribulations that come with losing your freedom to drive (i.e. loss of work, especially if you have a commercial drivers license). For all these reasons and more, it is imperative that you seek out a good DUI attorney as early in the process as possible. None of what has just been described is written in stone. Conviction is not inevitable. You can win... with the right advocate by your side.