First Time DUI

Charges & Penalties

Being charged with a DUI for the first time can be a frightening experience, and you may not know what to expect from our criminal justice system. Even though you may feel overwhelmed, you still have legal options. Contact a Wayne County DUI attorney as soon as possible if you have been charged with a DUI or OWI for the first time. While remembering to stay calm, it is also important that you take action to defend against DUI charge. Having any criminal conviction on your record can impact your career, your home life, and if you are a student, could have a negative effect on your scholarships.

Representing Dearborn & Wayne County

When it comes to your criminal charge, you want to know you are being represented by the best legal team possible. Boulahanis & Associates has over 25 years of experience practicing law and makes each client a priority. At our firm, you will not be just another case number. We provide all clients with their attorney's cell phone number to make sure we are available to you when you need us. Our firm has the experience and skill necessary to effectively fight your legal battles so that you can focus on moving forward with your life.

Fortunately, DUI penalties for first time offenders are much less severe than for multiple DUIs. If convicted for a first time DUI, you will automatically receive a 150-day license restriction. You may also face a 30-day license suspension, up to 93 days in jail, a $1,000 driver's responsibility fee, probation, and other fines up to $500. If you are convicted of an OWI, the penalties are comparable but slightly less severe, differing with monetary sanctions up to $300 and a driver's responsibility fee of $500. You want to avoid any of these penalties and a criminal conviction if at all possible, so speak to our firm today.

Are you a Dearborn or Wayne County resident that was recently charged with DUI? Our firm understands that first time offenders in particular need our help. While this is a scary time, you don't have to go through it alone! We have the knowledge and experience you need to aggressively fight your charges! Call our office today to secure the legal services you need on your side.