Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are incarcerated for a crime in District of Columbia, you need a District of Columbia lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The aftermath of a District of Columbia criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any District of Columbia attorney. Every criminal case in District of Columbia, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in District of Columbia could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified District of Columbia criminal defense attorneys you can trust to help you through a difficult situation.
Hiring a qualified District of Columbia criminal defense attorney will ensure that your legal rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The District of Columbia lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then put together an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in District of Columbia, the main objective of the lawyers on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in District of Columbia
The criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk in District of Columbia is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in District of Columbia for drunk driving include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be charged for drunk driving or DWI in District of Columbia a police officer only needs to suspect a motorist is impaired by alcohol or drugs to a point of not being able to operate a vehicle in a safe manner. You can be arrested for a DUI or DWI if you are in physical control of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above the legal threshold of 0.08% BAC District of Columbia. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.