If you have been charged with a DUI/DWI this blog could make a real difference in your life. Please understand, as discussed in another post (So What Is the Difference Between DUI, DWI, DUID, OUI, OWI and BAC?), that DUI and DWI are only two common names given for the crime of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. However, from this point forward, for ease of understanding, I will use the name DUI as a generic label for this crime.

While this blog contains information that is potentially valuable to nearly everyone, if you have been arrested for driving under the influence—no matter at what stage of the legal process you are—you cannot afford not to read this blog as it may be the difference.

This blog will provide you with a general overview of DUI and reinstatement laws nationwide with an emphasis on the States of Illinois and Missouri. While a great deal of what you need to know is the same no matter what State you live in, no State is exactly the same when it comes to DUI law which is why it is critical to hire the right attorney for your particular case.

This blog will provide you with valuable information pertaining to every major step of the DUI process from what to do before you are arrested, to how to hire the right attorney, to getting back on the road driving after a DUI. It will tell you what will happen and what you will need to know if you are pulled over by a police officer, if you are arrested, if your case goes to trial, and if the Department of Motor Vehicles suspends or revokes your driver’s license.

While the information contained in this blog will be of great use and a font of information, it will be far short of everything there is to know, which is why this blog cannot and does not take the place of a good skilled DUI lawyer. Finding a competent, experienced attorney is the single most important thing that you can do after being charged with a DUI. It cannot be stressed enough: no matter what your situation is, if you have been charged with a DUI, you both need and deserve a lawyer who knows how and will fight for your rights.