BILLINGS DUI LAWYER
Having a knowledgeable Billings DUI attorney on your case from beginning to end can help you Having a knowledgeable Billings DUI attorney on your case from beginning to end can help you achieve a much better outcome.
Mathew B. Gallinger
Matt’s area of expertise spans a wide range of civil and criminal areas, including, family law, personal injury, accident litigation, DUI defense, minor criminal charges, and moving violations.
Steven L. Stockdale
Steven’s area of expertise span civil and criminal areas, including family law, personal injury, corporate law, contract law, minor criminal charges, and moving violations.ing, family law,
BILLINGS DUI DEFENSE ATTORNEY
There are a variety of reasons you may find yourself being pulled over by a Montana police officer for DUI. If you make an overly wide turn, are swerving or wavering from your own lane, braking erratically, driving too fast or too slow or almost hit another vehicle or object, the police officer may immediately assume you are driving under the influence. Single-vehicle accidents are also likely to cause suspicion in a Montana police officer, such as running off the road for no apparent reason, or striking a stationary object, such as a tree. Other driving “mistakes” which could trigger suspicion include following another car too closely, driving at night with no headlights, turning without signaling or stopping on the shoulder without cause.
CURRENT PENALTIES FOR A BILLINGS DUI
You could find yourself behind bars following a Montana DUI conviction—two days to six months for a first offense, seven days to six months for a second offense, thirty days to one year for a third offense, and up to five years for a fourth or subsequent offense. Your fines could range from $300 to $10,000, depending on whether it is a first, second, third, fourth or subsequent offense.
You could have your driver’s license revoked for a period of six months to a year—if you refuse a chemical or breathalyzer test, under Montana’s implied consent laws, you could face a license suspension from six months to a year with no possibility of a probationary license. You will also have to have an ignition interlock device installed in your vehicle at your expense for a second, third, fourth or subsequent DUI conviction, and potentially even for a first.