Did Police Overstep Their Bounds In Your DUI Case?
You were pulled over and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), but did the Nebraska police actually have the right to do so? You might be surprised to learn how often law enforcement officers overstep their bounds.
At Whelan Law Office, our Omaha-based defense lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into your case to uncover and exploit any weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against you. He will examine the traffic stop, the breath or blood tests, and all other issues associated with your arrest. Count on us to put our decades of experience to work on your behalf. Call 402-513-0504 for a free consultation.
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Understanding The Potential Penalties For DUI
In 2012, Nebraska revised the penalties associated with DUI convictions, making those penalties even harsher than before. Now, even if you are convicted of a first-time misdemeanor offense, you are potentially in danger of:
- Between seven and 60 days in jail
- The loss of your driver’s license for six months
- A $500 fine
- Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (which you must pay for yourself)
- The requirement of an alcohol treatment program if you are placed on probation
A second or third misdemeanor charge carries more significant penalties. And, if you are charged with a felony for drunk driving, you are in danger of:
- A minimum of 60 days in jail and up to 20 years in jail, depending on the number of prior offenses and whether or not you are sentenced to probation
- The loss of your driver’s license for up to 15 years with limited ignition interlock privileges
- A sizeable fine and the requirement to wear a continuous alcohol monitoring device upon release from jail
- A term of supervised release upon the completion of any jail sentence
With potential penalties like these, it only makes sense to get a lawyer on your side who will vigorously combat the charges you face. Don’t make the mistake of simply pleading guilty. The consequences could last a lifetime.
Get Answers To Your Important Questions
If this is your first drunk driving charge — or even if it’s not — you likely have pressing questions about how it will affect your driving privileges and your future. Read a few questions and answers about DUI charges in Nebraska, such as the difference between aggravated and regular DUI, whether a prior offense will affect your current case, how you can protect your driving privileges and more.
Most importantly, however, we urge you to set up a consultation with our experienced defense attorney. The first meeting is absolutely free, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by learning more about your rights and options.
Call Whelan Law Office at 402-513-0504 or email our Omaha office today. We are standing by to fight for you and your future.