Render Kamas, L.C hopes to provide you with some beneficial information regarding the ramifications of an arrest for Driving while Under the Influence of Alcohol and/or Drugs (hereinafter "DUI") on both your criminal and driving records.
It is important to understand that if you drive a vehicle, you are deemed, by law, to have given your (implied) consent to be tested for drugs and/or alcohol. A law enforcement officer can ask that you submit to a blood, breath or urine test. If he or she has reasonable grounds to believe you were operating or attempting to operate a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
An arrest for DUI can result in two separate legal actions: the criminal case in a criminal court to determine your guilt or innocence; and an administrative action to determine the future status of your driving privileges. The criminal case will be initiated by a District or City attorney if he or she determines sufficient evidence exists to prosecute you. The defendant (YOU!) must request an administrative hearing within 10 days of your arrest for DUI to preserve the opportunity to defend yourself against the State's action to take your driver's license. If you fail to request the hearing within 10 days, your driving privileges will be suspended and/or restrict. we highly recommend all individuals arrested for DUI contact us immediately and have them request the administrative hearing.
We at Render Kamas, L. C. urge you to drink responsibly so as to avoid the serious consequences of an arrest for DUI. However, if you or someone you know have been arrested for DUI and need the advice of a competent attorney, please call our office. A member of our bilingual staff will be glad to schedule you a free consultation.