If you are facing charges for a DUI, you are probably feeling a jumble of emotions: fear, regret, anger, frustration, and confusion are likely to be among them. Whether you had a one-time lapse in judgment that might have lifelong consequences or struggle with substance abuse issues that have rendered your judgment faulty, if you are like most people apprehended for a DUI, you never intended to drive while impaired. Instead, the more intoxicated you became, the more impaired your judgment became, so that, by the time you made the decision to get behind the wheel, you were in no position to be making those decisions.
DUI is a serious offense and can carry very burdensome criminal penalties, ranging from large fines to significant prison terms, depending on the number of offenses on your record and what occurred while you were intoxicated. What you may not realize is that DUI convictions can have an impact that goes far beyond potential criminal consequences. DUI convictions can impact future employment, have significant consequences in any related personal injury claims, and even impact seemingly unrelated civil court decisions, such as custody determinations.
Las Cruces area attorney Michael Cain understands that if you are facing DUI charges you are probably scared and not sure what to do next. Choosing the right attorney to represent you in your defense is a critical step to ensuring that impact of a bad decision is mitigated, as much as possible. Michael will work with you to explore your options, helping you get the most favorable outcome possible under your individual circumstances. For some defendants this may mean dismissal of the charges, while, for others, it may mean diversion into a treatment program. To understand your options, contact Michael for a consultation today. You can reach him at 575-541-6110 or visit him online at: http://www.southernnmlaw.com/.