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DUI/DWI Lawyers DC

The District of Columbia government takes drunk driving cases very seriously.  In the Summer of 2012, the District government passed the Comprehensive Impaired Driving and Alcohol Testing Program Emergency Amendment Act of 2012.  This legislation drastically altered the penalties for drunk driving cases in the District.

The law provides for MANDATORY minimum jail sentences for first time offenders in certain circumstances.  For those individuals with a BAC of higher than .20 a 10 day jail sentence is required.  A Judge has no choice but to impose that jail sentence.  The sentence cannot be served on the weekends and must be served consecutively.  For a BAC higher than .25 a 15 day mandatory jail sentence is imposed.   In addition to the mandatory jail time, first time offenders can receive up to a $1,000 fine and $250 in court costs.  

For those individuals with prior drunk driving offenses the penalties are even greater.  A 10 day mandatory minimum sentence is imposed for a second offense and 15 days mandatory jail time for a third offense.  In addition, the maximum penalties increase for repeat offenders.  The maximum jail sentence increases from 180 days to 1 year in jail and the maximum fine increases from $1,000 to $5,000.  

The bottom line is that whether you are a first time or repeat offender the stakes are very high.  Sean understands the severity of DUI/DWI charges and are able to help.  

DUI/DWI cases are extremely complicated and technical, often involving highly scientfic testimony from a government expert witness.  It is critical that an individual facing DUI/DWI charges retains a defense attorney that is capable of understanding and combating the government's scientifc evidence.  

Sean J. Farrelly has decades of experience representing individuals charged with DUI/DWI offenses.  He has represented hundreds of individuals struggling with the reality of a DUI/DWI prosecution.  The overwhelming majority of those individuals have been able to secure acquittals at trial or resolutions of the case to lesser charges, with a number of clients having their charges dismissed outright.  Sean also served for several years as an Assistant Attorney General prosecuted DUI/DWI offenses.  This experience provides Sean with a significant advantage over the majority of DUI/DWI defense lawyers.

Sean J. Farrelly aggressively represents all of his clients charged with DUI/DWI.  Please contact Sean to schedule a consultation to discuss your DUI/DWI case.

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