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Frequently Asked Questions About DUI

Below are some general answers to some common DUI questions. By understanding the West Virginia DUI laws and procedures, you can feel more confident about your ability to fight the charges and protect your future. If you need more information, contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer immediately following your DUI charge.

What can a DUI lawyer do for you?

An attorney will investigate your DUI case, develop a defense strategy, explain your options, and answer all your questions. They can help you understand the impact that evidence can have on your case. Your attorney’s job is to ensure you are informed and kept up-to-date about your case.

How can I get my DUI charge dropped?

There are different ways in which a DUI can be dropped or dismissed, including:

  • Successful completion of the West Virginia DUI Deferral Program for those who qualify
  • Tough negotiations by an aggressive DUI defense lawyer
  • Suppression of important evidence, such as the BAC results from the Intoximeter EC/IR II machine
  • An acquittal at trial
  • Granting of a motion to dismiss based upon a legal technicality, failure to comply with laws or regulations, or a constitutional violation
  • A plea to a lesser offense

At The Moore Law Firm, PLLC, our team can look at every aspect of your DUI case from the moment you were spotted by police to the time you walk into the courtroom. If something wasn’t done right, we will find it and use it to your advantage.

What are the different types of Field Sobriety Tests?

The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is made of up 3 individual tests. There is the Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test, Walk-and-turn test, and the One-leg stand test. The goal of these tests is to help the officer determine if you are under the influence behind the wheel of your vehicle. They look for signs during these tests such as slurred speech, loss of balance or not following instructions properly.

What is Aggravated DUI in WV?

In West Virginia, a DUI offense becomes an aggravated DUI offense when the driver's BAC is 0.15 or greater.

Do I need a lawyer for a DUI?

You should strongly consider hiring a DUI defense lawyer, as they can make a tremendous difference in your case. Whether you want to fight the DUI in court, negotiate a plea, or participate in the West Virginia DUI Deferral Program, the team at The Moore Law Firm, PLLC can help at every step of the way. 

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