DWI and Traffic Law

DWI and Traffic Law

About DWI/DUI

DWI/DUI stands for driving while under the influence or while intoxicated and refers to operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of either alcohol or some other intoxicant such that the operator is impaired.

Why is a DWI/DUI attorney a good idea?

There is an administrative case and a criminal case that exist when you receive a citation for a DWI/DUI. The administrative case affects your driver’s license and may result in a suspension or revocation of your driving privileges. You must act quickly in order to preserve your rights in the administrative case so contact a lawyer immediately. Make sure you read the paperwork that you receive because it will inform you of any deadlines that apply to your administrative case. The criminal case affects your criminal record and may also affect your driver’s license if you are convicted. A lawyer will assist you in reviewing the evidence that the prosecution has and will help you make an educated decision on how to proceed.
An attorney will meet with you to review the facts of your case and will review the evidence the prosecution has against you. The burden of proving a violation is on the prosecution. You have certain rights that law enforcement cannot violate and if these rights are violated an attorney can help you point it out to the judge and suppress any unlawfully obtained evidence. Additionally, attorneys can work with prosecutors to attempt to negotiate any offers or pleas in your case to avoid a criminal record to the highest degree possible taking into consideration your qualities as an individual. If this proves impossible, the attorney can help you present your qualities to a judge and seek leniency from the court whether or not the case is presented through a trial or a plea.

Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC should be your choice

We have successfully represented hundreds of individuals in cases involving DWI or DUIs (and even BWI, which is boating while intoxicated). We have argued many cases so successfully that the prosecution or the judge has seen fit to dismiss the charges all together.
We are almost always able to successfully represent our clients by helping them assert their civil rights through a suppression hearing or a trial or by helping them admit their wrongs in a manner that helps them obtain the best result possible in the situation based on the individual facts of their case.

About traffic law

Traffic law cases include any traffic violation such as a speeding ticket, careless and imprudent/reckless driving, running a stop sign or a red light, failing to maintain your lane, failing to signal etc.

Why is a traffic law attorney a good idea?

Points are assessed against your license when you receive moving violations, such as speeding. If you receive too many points within a certain time frame, you will lose your license. As your points increase, you will also receive less leniency in any future violations. Additionally, insurance companies often increase your insurance premiums in the case of too many points on your license.

Why Bandré Hunt & Snider, LLC should be your choice

We will meet with you to review the facts of your case and will review the evidence the prosecution has against you. The burden of proving a violation is on the prosecution. You have certain rights that law enforcement cannot violate and if these rights are violated an attorney can help you point it out to the judge and suppress any unlawfully obtained evidence. Additionally, we have a reputable relationship with the prosecutors and we work hard to negotiate any offers or pleas in your case to avoid a criminal record and points being assessed on your liecnse. If this proves impossible, we can help you present your qualities to a judge and seek leniency from the court whether or not the case is presented through a trial or a plea.
The best result in a traffic case is a dismissal of the charges and this can be achieved by hiring a lawyer that will work to suppress damaging evidence or who will work to persuade the prosecution of the weaknesses in their case or persuade the judge of the lack of evidence. If the case is not one that will be dismissed, then some other successful traffic case outcomes include deferral, probation or a not-guilty verdict following a trial.