Defending You From OUI/DUI/DWI Charges
Even on the first offense, operating under the influence (OUI) is a serious charge. If you are accused of a repeat offense, you will be subject to even more severe penalties if you are convicted. These penalties include fines and driver’s license suspensions. There are also collateral consequences, which include increased insurance rates and a mark on your record that could potentially impact employment, particularly if you have a career that involves driving. At Brown Paindiris & Scott, we defend first-time offenders and multiple offenders. We are committed to achieving the best possible outcome.
How OUI Cases Work
OUI cases, also referred to as driving under the influence (DUI) cases or driving while impaired (DWI) cases, are surprisingly complex. These cases involve two proceedings that have very little to do with each other. The first is the actual criminal defense case. The second is the DMV license suspension case.
In order to be successful in both of these proceedings, a lawyer must understand all of the players and their roles, from the hearing officers in the DMV hearings to the prosecutors in the criminal cases. We have worked in this area long enough to know the roles of these individuals, and we know the tendencies they have. We know how to work with these individuals to reach beneficial agreements, and we know how to go against them when necessary. Essentially, our knowledge allows us to pursue a positive outcome in even the most complex repeat offender drunk driving cases.