Being charged with Driving Under the Influence in Delaware has serious implications including loss of license, hefty fines, and potential jail-time. It is necessary to have an attorney that understands the ever- changing complexity of DUI laws and the experience to obtain a case resolution that is in your best interests.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence:

  • 1st Offense: Up to 6 months in jail, and up to a $1,500 fine.
  • 2nd Offense (within 5 years): Misdemeanor offense, mandatory 60 days in jail and up to a $2,500 fine.
  • 3rd Offense (within 5 years): Felony offense, mandatory 90 days in jail and up to a $5,000 fine.
  • 4th Offense (4th in a lifetime, no time limit): Felony offense, mandatory 6 months in jail and up to a $7,000 fine.

It is extremely important to obtain an attorney as early in the process as possible. For instance, there is a 15 day deadline to request a DMV Hearing after being arrested for DUI in order to prevent the loss of your license, a deadline which is not immediately evident from the paperwork. Just because you have been arrested for DUI, all is not lost. In the majority of cases, defense motions can be filed challenging whether the police had a right to stop you, or possessed probable cause to arrest you. Additionally, the results of breath or blood tests can also be challenged or thrown out if not done correctly. As an attorney who has former experience in prosecuting and defending persons charged with Driving Under the Influence, John Barber is keenly aware of how to evaluate and challenge the sufficiency of the evidence in any DUI case.

John Barber has the knowledge to negotiate an acceptable resolution of a DUI case with the prosecution, and the experience to take the case to trial if necessary.

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