Crime

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)

Offense Level

  • A Misdemeanor in most cases.
  • However, a felony can be charged if serious property damage, injury or death was caused by the drunk driver.
  • Also, repeated convictions can lead to felony charges.

Sentencing

  • Normally a probation sentence accompanies a DUI conviction.
  • However, repeat offenses and refusals require jail time and felony DUIs bring state prison time with them.

DUI Law Enforcement/Prosecution

In the last 20 years, powerful lobby groups such as Mothers Against Drunk Driving have succeeded in ramping up penalties for drunk driving. Law Enforcement now assigns officers and task forces whose sole purpose is to catch drunk drivers. Check points are set up on holiday weekends in high traffic areas and the first thing an officer thinks when they pull someone over at night is to check for signs of impairment.

An arrest for drunk driving will have far reaching consequences to you. Fines, jail time, vehicle impound, Ignition Interlock Device (IID), probation, loss of driving privilege, alcohol education classes, AA meetings and community service are all on the table.

The DMV undertakes its own hearing process with the aim of suspended or revoking your driving privilege. You can expect skyrocketing insurance costs, points on your license and the public record of a DUI arrest and conviction.

Our Experience

William S. Kroger and his office have represented thousands of people charged with DUI. Mr. Kroger handles both the court and DMV process. Though usually charged as a misdemeanor, the penalties and consequences of a DUI arrest are numerous and complex. Mr. Kroger is an expert and navigating a client through the many legal and regulatory requirements that arise from a DUI.

More than any other crime, DUIs affect the entire swath of society. Age, race, gender, socioeconomic status are all irrelevant. Lawyers get DUIs. So do judges, doctors and engineers. Construction workers, tourists, students alike. Our office has represented everyone across all walks of life and understands that each person has a different sensitivity in these cases. Mr. Kroger also understands that people charged with DUIs usually have never been in any type of legal trouble. For that reason, Mr. Kroger and his team take the time to explain every step of the process to you.

Example Case

In 2012, Mr. Kroger and his team defended a client charged with DUI. The Kroger Law Group was able to demonstrate that the arresting officer had a history of falsifying police reports and all charges were dropped against the client. Conclusion

DUIs are the result of a bad choice, but not necessarily the sign of a bad person. Sometimes when someone is charged with a DUI there is a bigger issue underlying the arrest. Mr. Kroger and his team have the experience and understanding to get the result you need and explain the entire process to you along the way.