Delaware DUI Defense Attorney
Hiring a defense lawyer does not necessarily mean that you will get off DUI/DWI charges. It means you won’t be steamrollered by the prosecutor.
At MurrayPhillips. P. A. in Delaware, We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and your options.
Given the consequences of a DUI conviction − which include drivers license suspension, fines, possible jail time, alcohol education classes, high-risk auto insurance and job loss if you have a commercial drivers license − you should never plead guilty to drunk driving charges without talking to an experienced defense attorney.
Delaware offers a first-offender program. We can find out if you are eligible for this program, which would enable you to avoid having a drunk driving conviction on your record. If you are ineligible for any reason, we can negotiate with prosecutors to waive the disqualifying event.
Avoiding a criminal DUI/DWI conviction is especially important if you have a CDL or need a clean driving record for your job.
Defenses in DUI/DWI Cases
There are times when you can’t afford a DUI/DWI conviction. This is especially true if you have one or more past convictions. As your lawyer, we will look for ways to mitigate penalties and evaluate possible defenses.
Police must have a reason to stop you. Once they stop you, they have to have a reason to believe you are intoxicated before they can give you the Breathalyzer test. The accuracy of the Breathalyzer tests can also be challenged.
Your DMV Hearing
If you are arrested on drunk driving charges in Delaware, you will face an administration drivers license suspension hearing. This hearing is separate from your criminal DUI case and only concerns your driving privileges. As your lawyer, we can cross-examine the arresting officer and search for defenses in your criminal case.
If you have been charged with DUI or DWI, The attorneys at MurrayPhillips, P.A., Julianne E. Murray and Ronald D. Phillips, Jr. would like to meet with you in person to discuss your case. To schedule a free initial consultation at the Sussex County office, please call 302-855-9300, the Kent or New Castle County offices at 302-697-2499 or fill out the contact form on this site.