Montana DUI Lawyers
University of Montana School of Law
Her clients can be found all over Montana and in other states. Technological advances make it possible to represent clients without the need for travel, depending on the reason...
Abigail was born in Bend, Oregon and raised near Portland, Oregon. She attended Central Catholic High School where she was a varsity soccer and track athlete. In 2007, she was selected as a member of the 6A 1st...
Since then she has also worked with those needing help with family legal services and personal injury as well as criminal defense.
Adrienne is a Montana native and grew up in Butte and Great Falls. Before attending law school, Adrienne worked in the legal field for over twelve years. Her experience includes working as a paralegal for a family and criminal defense attorney for nine years. She also worked in various prosecutor’s offices and as a jail technician at the sheriff’s office.
Public interests is a passion for Adrienne. Before her admission to the Montana bar, Adrienne was actively involved in Montana...
Arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI?
Driving under the influence (DUI) means operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs that have impaired a person's mental or motor skills. In most states, a person will be considered "impaired" if they exhibit objective signs of intoxication, or if they have a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher. Many states also have zero tolerance laws for drivers under 21, where any non-zero BAC level constitutes an offense. Most states also hold commercial drivers, such as truck drivers, to a more rigorous standard.
Law enforcement officers use a variety of tests, such as field sobriety tests and breathalyzers, to determine whether a driver is impaired by alcohol. In some jurisdictions, you have a right to refuse some of these tests, but in other jurisdictions you may be required to submit to them. It is important to know the law in your particular state, and to consult a DUI attorney if you are facing charges.
DUI lawyers are criminal defense attorneys focused on representing clients facing DUI/DWI/OWI charges. Each state has different DUI laws. An experienced DUI lawyer will be able to evaluate the case against you and present your options on how to best limit the impact of the charges against you. DUI lawyers also handle related cases such as driver's license reinstatement and DUI record expungement.
Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC): The percentage of alcohol in a person's blood.
Field Sobriety Test: Any one of several roadside tests that can be used to determine whether a driver is impaired.
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