Many people in the legal community feel that DUI penalties have gotten out of hand. Obviously, drunk driving is a serious charge and we need to keep our roads safe. However, year after year we see new resolutions introduced to make drunk driving laws even tougher. The motivations for these laws are not always pure hearted. They are entwined with two other motives:
- Politicians know that being tough on drunk driving is popular. They introduce these measures to keep voter popularity, without considering whether the tougher penalties are truly fair.
- DUI cases have massive fines and court fees, which directly benefit local government. They are a source of cash when the budget is tight.
The result is that DUI enforcement has become a mill. Police officers aggressively seek out and arrest supposed drunk drivers, and the system gives them few options. A single DUI conviction in California can now cost you over $15,000—and affect your career for the rest of your life. We don’t think that punishment is in line with the crime.
We believe that every driver arrested for DUI has a right to a good defense. We also believe that people make mistakes, and that one mistake should not ruin your life. That’s why we work to connect every DUI defendant with an experienced, knowledgeable DUI attorney at no cost. Every attorney we work with provides a FREE consultation, so you can make an informed decision about how to handle your case.
Don’t let the prosecutor decide your fate. Fill out the form to your right and get your free consultation today.