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Small Crimes Have Big Consequences


There’s probably no such thing as a small crime in the eyes of the law. Even common charges like DUI or domestic violence often come with serious consequences that affect not only your reputation and dignity, but your wallet and your freedom. Rather than navigating the murky waters that are the legal system by yourself, you should hire a criminal defense attorney who will help you through.

DUI defense is almost necessary if you’ve been charged with driving under the influence. In the United States, driving under the influence typically refers to driving with a blood alcohol content (B.A.C.) of .08 or more. It isn’t uncommon, either; in 2013, there were almost 215,000 DUI arrests in California alone. The consequences for this crime are costly and can result in jail time if you don’t get DUI defense.

The average cost of a DUI charge in the United States after fees, fines, and other expenses is about $10,000. Furthermore, a first-time DUI offender can spend up to six months in jail; a second time offender can spend up to a full year. Someone who knows the ins and outs of DUI defense and can help you keep your money in your wallet and keep your body out of jail.

A criminal defense lawyer can also help you after you’ve been charged with domestic violence. If you need advice about different types of restraining orders or laws on restraining orders, hiring legal defense might be right for you. If you’ve been accused of assaulting anyone in your household, including your spouse and your family members, this might result in a domestic violence charge.

Being charged with DUI or domestic violence doesn’t have to be the end of the world. It can happen to almost anyone, but not everyone knows DUI defense or criminal defense. With a knowledgeable attorney by your side, you don’t have to go through it alone.

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