Vermont Criminal Defense Lawyers
If you are blamed for a crime in Vermont, you need a Vermont lawyer who concentrates in criminal defense law. The effect of a Vermont criminal conviction are too great to trust your life and future to just any Vermont attorney. Each criminal case in Vermont, whether a misdemeanor or felony, is a very serious offense. Being convicted of a crime in Vermont could lead to a permanent arrest record that could impact the rest of your life. Lawyers NOW has qualified Vermont criminal defense lawyers you can trust to help you through an unpredictable situation.
Hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney Vermont will ensure that your rights are protected and that someone is looking out for your interests in court. The Vermont lawyers on Lawyers NOW will outline your legal options and then assemble an aggressive and effective defense on your behalf. While each case is different in Vermont, the primary goal of the attorneys on Lawyers NOW is to get your case dismissed or reduced.
DWI/DUI in Vermont
In Vermont the criminal act of driving a motorized vehicle while impaired or drunk is called driving while intoxicated (DWI). Common terms in Vermont 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 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 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 Vermont. You can be charged with DWI/DUI with a BAC below 0.08%.