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Experienced Lewis County DUI Attorney: Your Defense Against DUI Charges

Facing a DUI charge in Lewis County can be daunting, but at Callahan Law, P.S., Inc., our experienced Lewis County DUI attorneys are equipped to handle your case with confidence.

With over two decades of experience representing clients in Lewis County, we prioritize protecting your rights at every turn. Count on our extensive knowledge of DUI laws and unwavering commitment to your defense as we stand prepared to support you.

Understanding the DUI Process in Lewis County

When you are arrested for DUI or Physical Control in Lewis County, you face both a

It’s crucial to understand each step of the process to reduce your anxiety and prepare for what lies ahead.

Your License: Immediate Action Required in Lewis County

Following a DUI arrest, the Department of Licensing (DOL) will be notified and will take action against your license.

If you have questions about this process or need assistance in requesting a hearing, Callahan Law, P.S., Inc. is here to help. We can provide the answers you need and guide you through the necessary steps to keep you driving legally.

Your Court Case: Navigating the Legal System with a Lewis County DUI Attorney
  • If you took a breath test or are accused of refusing the breath test, you can expect to appear for an arraignment within days of your arrest.
  • On the other hand, if you were taken to a hospital for a blood test, it can take a year or more for the test to be processed. This will prompt the prosecution to file your case and set an arraignment.
  • Lewis County District Court is located at:
  • After being arrested, you may receive a citation from the arresting officer or a summons from the court by mail to appear for an arraignment.
  • At this initial court appearance, you will be informed of the charges against you and your constitutional rights. You must enter a plea of “guilty” or “not guilty,” and the court will set conditions for your release while your case is pending.
  • These conditions usually include abstaining from alcohol and drugs, maintaining lawful behavior, not driving without a valid license and insurance, and avoiding bars and taverns. If you have prior DUI convictions, a high BAC, or if an accident was involved, the court may impose stricter conditions, including bail or mandatory devices such as an ignition interlock.
Pre-Trial Hearings and Case Resolution with a Lewis County DUI Attorney
  • Your case will proceed to a pre-trial hearing, where it may be resolved, although multiple hearings are often necessary.
  • Pleading “guilty” as charged is an option, but at Callahan Law, P.S., Inc., we aim to investigate your case thoroughly and negotiate a reduction of the charges.
  • Our attorneys have extensive training in DUI laws, field sobriety tests, and the science of breath and blood testing, enabling us to find and leverage any favorable facts in your defense.

DUI Case Results

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Consequences of a DUI Conviction

A DUI conviction carries severe penalties, including:

  • Jail time, fines,
  • License suspension
  • Mandatory use of an ignition interlock device.
  • Additional consequences may affect your insurance, employment, and ability to travel.
  • For those with prior DUI convictions, the penalties are even harsher, potentially leading to state prison for repeat offenses.
Minimizing the Impact of a DUI Charge
  • At Callahan Law, P.S., Inc., we strive to mitigate the impact of a DUI charge on your life.
  • We explore all defense options, including deferred prosecution for clients with alcoholism, drug addiction, or a mental health condition requiring treatment. This option avoids jail time and license suspension but is available only once in a lifetime.
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Accused of DUI? We Protect Your Rights in Lewis County

Being accused of DUI can be a shocking and traumatic experience. If you are like many of our clients, you might be feeling a mix of disbelief and anxiety.

At Callahan Law, P.S., Inc., we understand these feelings and are here to support you. It’s important to remember that you are not alone; many people find themselves in similar situations due to a simple mistake, like enjoying a drink with dinner and then driving home.

We are committed to defending your rights and helping you achieve the best possible outcome. Contact us today to discuss your case and take the first step toward protecting your future.

FAQs

What should I do immediately after being arrested for DUI in Lewis County?

Contact us as soon as possible to understand your rights and begin preparing your defense. We can also help you request a hearing with the Department of Licensing within 7 days to challenge the suspension of your license.

Can I be charged with DUI if my BAC is below .08?

Yes, you can still be charged with DUI if the prosecutor can prove that your ability to drive was impaired by alcohol, marijuana, or any other drug, even if your BAC is below .08 or there is no test result at all.

What are the penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Lewis County?

Penalties for a first-time DUI conviction include mandatory jail time (ranging from one day to a year), fines, license suspension, ignition interlock device installation, alcohol/drug assessment, and SR 22 insurance for three years.

Can previous DUI convictions affect my current case in Lewis County?

Yes, previous DUI convictions, even those from many years ago, can lead to harsher penalties and make it more difficult to negotiate a reduction of the charges.

What is deferred prosecution?

Deferred prosecution is an option for individuals diagnosed with alcoholism, drug addiction, or a mental health condition requiring treatment. It allows them to avoid jail time and other penalties in exchange for undergoing treatment. This option is available only once in a lifetime.

How can a DUI conviction impact my career?

A DUI conviction can lead to job loss, especially in fields requiring a clean driving record or security clearance, such as the military, commercial driving, and law enforcement.

3 Reasons to Hire Us

#1

Experience

Our Team of Attorneys and Paralegals have over 30 years of combined experience.  We know the law and understand how to apply it to your case.

#2

Focused on You

We create a custom defense for every client.  Not all cases are the same and we know that.  Your concerns and goals are our top priority.

#3

Reputation

As a long time author and speaker Ms. Callahan is respected across the county for her trial skills and investigative knowledge.  He reputation proceeds herself when appearing in court.

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