When you’re charged with a DUI, you need honest advice and answers from an experienced Washington County DUI attorney. Understandably, you’re stressed and your family is concerned after you are charged.
A wise attorney can help you avoid the worst consequences, potentially even getting the charges dropped outright. An attorney can ensure you’re treated fairly and that you have the information you need to move forward. One thing you may be concerned about is jail time.
Am I Facing Jail Time?
Jail time is a common consequence of being convicted of a DUI. Whether or not you’re facing jail time and the amount of time to be served depends on the specific level of DUI you are charged with and whether it is your first, second, third, or further offense.
Use this chart to view DUI penalties and determine if you are facing jail time.
|Offense Occurrence||Tier One |
BAC of 0.08 to 0.99%
|Tier Two |
BAC of 0.10 to 0.159%,or lower BAC and an accident
|Tier Three |
BAC of 0.16% or higher, driving under the influence of a controlled substance, or refusing a blood alcohol level test
|First Offense||No minimum, 6 months maximum||2 days minimum, 6 months maximum||3 days minimum, 6 months maximum|
|Second Offense||5 days minimum, 6 months maximum||30 days minimum, 6 months maximum||90 days minimum, 5 years maximum|
|Third Offense||10 days minimum, 2 years maximum||90 days minimum, 5 years maximum||1 year minimum, 7 years maximum|
|Fourth Offense||10 days minimum, 7 years maximum||1 year minimum, 7 years maximum||1 year minimum, 7 years maximum|
Can I Avoid Jail Time?
A Washington County DUI lawyer can help you avoid jail time, even if the charges you’re facing come with a minimum of jail time. We can help get your charges dropped, reduced, or have the penalties reduced. So, if you face a first-time tier two offense, we may be able to help you get charged with a tier one offense instead. This way, you could avoid jail time.
It all depends on the circumstances of your case being brought to the Washington County Courthouse. A Washington County DUI lawyer can assess the circumstances surrounding your charges and develop a strong strategy to lower your jail time or avoid it alltogether. This can help you stay employed and save you from going to jail.
Why Work With Wyland Law Group?
Jail isn’t inevitable. Working with the Wyland Law Group can help you avoid jail and other DUI penalties. We can accomplish your goals because we have the experience and skill to find the best strategy for your unique case and convince the judge and prosecutor of our perspective. Choose us as your Washington County DUI lawyer.
Whether you have been charged with your first offense or your third, having an experienced attorney on your side is critical to your ability to defend yourself against the government’s allegations. Please contact me for a free consultation by calling 412-710-0013 or by filling out the contact form on this website.