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Information on DUI Charges

Drunk Driving Penalties in Polk County

According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), our state has one of the lowest numbers of alcohol related traffic deaths, a statistic which may be attributable in large part to our tough DUI laws. If you have been arrested for drinking and driving, you will likely be targeted with vigorous prosecution, and it is vital that you take action now to defend your future. Come to Ayo and Iken, PLC for a free consultation with one of our attorneys. We speak Spanish, and bring over 35 years of combined experience to every case we represent. With a team of former prosecutors and a former public defender, we are ready to take on any case, no matter how challenging.

If this is your first arrest for driving under the influence, a conviction could lead to the following penalties:

  • As much as $1,000 in fines
  • Fifty hours of mandatory community service
  • Up to a year on probation
  • Up to six months in county jail, with the possible option of serving time in a residential alcoholism or drug abuse treatment program
  • Vehicle impoundment for ten days
  • Driver's license revocation lasting between 180 days and one year

The sentence may be enhanced if there were aggravating factors, such as a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) above .15 or for a repeat offense.

Fighting for Your Freedom

Many people who have been arrested for drinking and driving make the mistaken assumption that there is no way to fight the charges, based on the fact that there is evidence such as a failed field sobriety test or chemical test of blood, breath or urine. The fact is that nearly any DUI case can be fought, and many can be won. We can examine the circumstances of your arrest to determine whether the police officer had probable cause to pull you over-if your Constitutional right against unreasonable search and seizure was violated, we can move to have the case dismissed. We may be able to demonstrate flaws in the way the tests were administered, or it may even be possible to raise doubts about whether you were actually driving. You might be able to avoid a conviction, but it is vital that you contact us as early as possible in the criminal process. When you have been arrested for drinking and driving, contact us for aggressive defense of your rights.

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