Operating under the influence of alcohol or drugs (OUI), also known as driving while intoxicated (DUI) in some states, is a serious crime that can have lifelong consequences including prison time and a driver’s license suspension even for first offenses. Hunter defends individuals facing OUI charges and tries to help them avoid conviction by guiding them through the court and BMV process with the goal of getting the case dismissed or resolved by an alternative disposition such as a Continuance without a Finding (CWOF).
An arrest for OUI can be an extremely frightening experience, especially for those who have never been arrested before. The prospect of jail, loss of your job, what your friends and family will think, and the impact on your background check can seem overwhelming. A tenacious OUI lawyer will look for any weaknesses in the prosecution’s evidence, such as questioning the credibility of police officers and looking for errors in blood, urine or breath test results.
A person can be charged with a felony OUI if they have a prior OUI conviction within a certain period of time, or if they cause a serious motor vehicle accident and have a high blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of the accident. A felony OUI conviction has much more severe penalties than a misdemeanor, so it is particularly important to have a dedicated OUI defense attorney on your side.