DWI & DUI Defense Attorney

The penalties for drinking and driving have become more severe, particularly for repeat offenders, who often face mandatory jail time. In many states, plea bargaining is restricted or banned in drunk-driving cases. Fines have increased and driver’s license suspensions have lengthened. It is also harder to obtain a “hardship” license that allows a person only to drive to and from work. In this climate an experienced drunk-driving defense attorney is essential.

DWI & DUI Punishmet

DWI and DUI charges can result in suspension of your driver’s license, revocation of your driver’s license, fines, and even time spent in jail. Driving while intoxicated is a serious charge that affects many otherwise law-abiding citizens. Jeff King defends clients who recognize the importance of having a strong, experienced, and ethical DWI lawyer on their side. His practice does not focus on shuffling through countless DWI cases as quickly as possible. With attorney Jeff King, you get the attention and professionalism you deserve.

In addition, the damage to your reputation and your future that may stem from a DWI conviction may be irreparable. Some of Jeff’s clients are younger people who are facing a lifetime of serious consequences. On more than one occasion, parents have contacted Jeff to help protect their children from permanent harm based on a bad choice on one evening.

How long do I have to file for an administrative license revocation hearing?

Remember, you only have 15 days after the initial arrest to file for an administrative license revocation hearing. If you do not file, a default decision is likely to be entered, and you will lose your driving privileges.

Breath-Test or Breathalyzer in a Drunk Driving Case

In every state in the U.S., a driver with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher is presumed to be legally intoxicated for drunk-driving purposes. Each state has also enacted an implied-consent law. Implied-consent laws provide that every licensed driver within the state is considered to have given his or her consent to chemical testing to determine his or her BAC whenever a law enforcement officer has reasonable suspicion of intoxication. In most states, refusal to submit to such a test results in license suspension or revocation.

“Competent and Compassionate”

I found Jeff to be a competent and compassionate advocate. As a client, he was the “voice” that I needed him to be to achieve a good result. He allowed me to communicate my needs to him and then diligently went to work to attain them. I would recommend him without hesitation.

“I was given a fair and positive outcome.”

With the type circumstance I had, it was not a hard case nor one that required a court visit or in front of a Judge but it did take some research and many hours of information gathering. I was given to the point, fair and accurate information by Jeffery King and he stuck with me through the whole ordeal. This was not only vital but very personable and I appreciated that to the fullest. I felt comfortable and positive through the entire situation and was given a fair and positive outcome. I thank Jeff King and his other staff that were involved for all they did.

“Prepared, Aggressive & Passionate about the Defense”

As the father of a recent active duty Air Force client of Mr. King’s, and being intimately involved day to day with the case, I can say without hesitation nor mental reservation, Jeff King is a consummate professional. Jeff was not only prepared, aggressive, and passionate about the defense, he also made the time to explain in detail every facet of the trial as it progressed. Having an attorney of Jeff’s caliber in our corner bestowed a feeling of confidence to our family, which was a critical factor in our ability to manage the stressfulness inherent to such serious allegations. Jeff prepared the entire family for every scenario, good and bad, and for that we are forever grateful. Upon receipt of the not guilty verdict and celebrating the obvious joy we felt that this “created adventure” had now come to an end, also came the realization that not only had he won this case, and with it our son’s continued freedom and innocence, but we had made a friend of the highest regard. Our family cannot thank Mr. King enough for his excellent representation on behalf of our son, but also for the lofty amount of integrity and humility demonstrated during the most trying time of our lives. Much respect and Semper Fi.

“Jeff is the best!”

I thought my life was over when I was accused of a horrible crime at a general court-martial. From the moment I met Jeff, he instilled confidence in my case and showed a real enthusiasm for what he does. Be warned: Jeff will put you to work! He prepares for battle and expects you to contribute. He is confident in court and I enjoyed watching the jury respond to him. In the end, I was found NOT GUILTY to all charges! I am so grateful that I hired Jeff to defend me.

“Jeff sets the standard.”

Jeff was amazing! He handled my case through the end of the Article 32 hearing, and set the basis for my acquittal. If it had been any other IO than the one it was, I am certain it would have been dismissed right then, as all the objections he made in the Article 32 were later upheld by the Military Judge, and they been upheld at the Article 32 hearing, it would have been dismissed on the spot. His knowledge, and preparation made all the difference in my case, and his relentless pursuit of the truth showed through. He will always be my first recommendation to anyone who needs legal help.

The Impact of a Drunk Driving Conviction

What are the consequences to driving drunk?

An alcohol-related car accident and subsequent drunk-driving conviction can bring many negative consequences into your life, possibly including:

  • Jail or prison time
  • A criminal record
  • Car repair or replacement
  • Restitution – compensation for damage
  • Guilt and grief over harm to others
  • Higher insurance premiums
  • A civil lawsuit
  • Fines, court and administrative fees
  • Community service
  • Alcohol education and/or substance-abuse treatment
  • Social stigma
  • Restrictions on or revocation of your driver’s license
  • Attorneys fees
  • Restrictive probation and others

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