Mason City DUI Attorney
Are you facing DUI charges in Mason City?
Were you pulled over and charged for DUI, or drinking under the influence in Iowa? The state of Iowa takes DUI very seriously and harshly penalizes those accused of DUI. Police officers are legally allowed to pull you over if they suspect you are under the influence of drugs or alcohol while operating a motor vehicle. If they determine your blood alcohol content level exceeds the 0.08% legal limit, you can be charged with DUI.
Since harsh penalties accompany DUI charges, you need an experienced, aggressive Mason City criminal defense lawyer on your side to ensure you receive the best outcome for your case. At McGuire Law, PLC, our founding attorney has more than 40 years of experience and has successfully helped a multitude of clients minimize or eliminate their DUI charges.
Possible Penalties for a DUI Charge
If you are facing your first DUI offense, fines can be up to $1,250 with an additional jail sentence ranging from 48 hours to one year. You can also have your license suspended anywhere from 180 days to one year. Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may also need to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle and attend mandatory substance abuse evaluations and treatments.
For your second or third DUI offense, you will face the following penalties:
- Anywhere from a week to 5 years in prison
- Fines ranging from $1,875 to $9,375
- A license suspension ranging from 2 to 6 years
- Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device
You may also have to enter substance abuse treatment programs, substance abuse reality programs, and drunk driver courses.
How We Can Defend Your Rights
Although relatively minor compared to other charges, a conviction for DUI in Iowa can have a severe impact on your life. The penalties and the costs associated with the conviction can carry financial, social, and institutional repercussions. When building a defense for your case, we will take the unique elements of your situation and build upon them.
We will likely assess the following matters:
- Whether the stop was legal
- Whether your rights were violated or fully regarded
- Whether your right to communicate with your lawyer was denied
- Whether the field sobriety tests were properly performed
- On what basis the police searched your property or person
The goal of our firm is to build a defense that will effectively combat prosecution. Contact us today to begin building a solid defense.
Call Our Office at (641) 812-2041!
There are various ways our attorneys at McGuire Law, PLC can minimize or eliminate your DUI charges. For example, deferred judgment is an option for first time offenders who had a BAC less than 0.15%. We can also challenge how the police officers arrested, tested, and gathered evidence against you. If they did any of these steps incorrectly, your entire case could be dismissed. Do not give up hope if you have been charged with DUI.
Contact our office now to schedule a free case evaluation.
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