Washington DC Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are blamed for a crime in District of Columbia, you need a District of Columbia lawyer who focuses on criminal defense law. The effect 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 charge in the State of District of Columbia, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. In today's computer age, being convicted of a criminal offense 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 lawyers 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 attorneys on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then construct an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in District of Columbia, the main objective of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in District of Columbia
In District of Columbia the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms for drunk driving District of Columbia include driving while imparied or intoxicated (DWI), operating a vehicle impaired (OVI), operating under the influence (OUI) and operating while intoxicated (OWI).
To be arrested for drunk driving or DWI a law enforcement 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 charged 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 in District of Columbia. You can be arrested for DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.