Frequently Asked Questions About Drinking and Driving

FAQs drinking and driving

Will I go to jail if convicted of drunk driving?

Can I refuse a breathalyzer test?

The questions above are only a few of the questions that I will be covering today. During the holidays, police departments across the nation tend to increase patrols on the roads to ensure safe travels for all citizens. As a result, more and more people find themselves facing charges or just having questions related to drinking and driving during this time of year.

Please remember that the answers to the questions that we are disusing today are general. Every person and every situation is different. If you have any questions about your specific situation, please call my office.

Drinking and Driving FAQs

  • Do I have to take the breathalyzer test?
    If you refuse to take a breathalyzer test, you will face automatically losing your license for a year. The choice is yours. Check out the article, How to Prevent a False Positive Breathalyzer, to equip yourself if you ever are asked to take a breathalyzer test.
  • Will I go to jail if convicted of drunk driving?
    It is possible depending on your situation that you could be facing jail time. You are more likely to face jail time if this isn’t your first offense. That being said, having an experienced criminal defense attorney on your side can help with this.
  • How long will my DUI conviction be on my record?
    The DUI will be on your record for life. While the first two DUI convictions are misdemeanors, the third is considered a felony. This is another reason why you need to equip yourself with a good attorney.
  • Could I have my DUI conviction expunged?
    Let me start off by explaining what expungement means. Expungement is the process of removing your criminal record. U.S. defines expungement as

    Expungement is the process of legally destroying, obliterating or striking out records or information in files, computers and other depositories relating to criminal charge”.

Unfortunately, once convicted of a DUI, you cannot get the conviction expunged.

During the holidays, many celebrations include alcohol consumption, and police patrols are increased to ensure roads are safe. If you are facing a DUI for drinking and driving, please call my office. This is a critical charge that you do not want to face alone.

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