When to Call a Licensed Criminal Attorney

When an Attorney Is Needed

Crimes are acts which break the law of the land. There are crimes that are eligible for bail, there are also those that will definitely put you in jail or both. When you committed any of these, you have to pay or hire a licensed criminal attorney to defend you in court. The following are the crimes that can get you jailed:

Drving While Intoxicated

Driving under the influence, commonly referred to as DUI, is one of the crimes that can land you in jail for up to a year. If you are caught driving under the influence of any intoxicant in the state of New Jersey, including alcohol, prescription medications, and illegal drugs, you will be subject to a one-year license suspension. This suspension is mandatory, even if the arresting officer did not immobilize your vehicle. If you are caught driving while revoked or suspended, you will face additional consequences.

Reckless Driving

Reckless driving, also referred to as DWI or driving while intoxicated, is considered a form of negligent driving that is caused by the driving behavior of an impaired driver. This means that one element of proof is that the driver had a blood alcohol content of at least 0.08%. The penalties for Reckless Driving depend on the blood alcohol content and whether the driver caused bodily injury and damage to property while driving intoxicated.

Towing Away A Vehicle

Towing away a vehicle is considered criminal mischief and it can land you in jail for up to 6 months. If your vehicle gets stuck, gets broken into, or someone tampers with your vehicle you can be charged with this crime. The consequences will vary depending on where you are and who you are. If you are in a small town and you did it to the police department, you may receive a fine and community service which could include cleanup or repairs to the property.

If you have been charged with any of the crimes above, make sure to contact an experienced and professional licensed criminal attorney. Law Office of Neil Kauffman is just a call away. We are located in Chicago, IL. Contact us at (773) 384-6399 today! We look forward to hearing from you!

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