Rapid City Motorcycle DUI Lawyer
Defending Motorcyclists Against DUI Charges
Riding a motorcycle, for some, means experiencing freedom on the road and excitement. A conviction for driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol can jeopardize your privilege to drive your motorcycle. Whether you are facing your first or fourth charges for DUI on a motorcycle, you need the representation of a skilled criminal defense attorney.
Attorney Paul J. Andrews has been representing clients throughout the Rapid City area for more than 30 years. Whether you are someone living in the area or were just passing through, he is prepared to fight your charges and the penalties that come from a conviction.
What Is At Stake In Your DUI Case
As an attorney serving the Rapid City area, Mr. Andrews is very familiar with the largest motorcycle rally in the world in Sturgis, just northwest of his firm on Interstate 90. Sturgis Motorcycle Rally is a 10-day event that sees dozens of DUI charges every year. If you are among those charged, he can help.
Depending on the details of your case and number of prior convictions, you may be facing penalties such as:
- First offense – up to one year in prison, up to $2,000 in fines, a revoked license for 30 days, and even a court-ordered consultation for chemical dependency
- Second offense – up to a year in prison, $2,000 in fines and up to a year of a revoked license
- Third offense – up to two years in prison, $4,000 in fines, and a revoked license of up to one year
- Fourth offense – up to five years in prison, $10,000 in fines, and a revoked license of at least two years
- Fifth or later offense – up to 10 years in prison, $20,000 in fines, and a revoked license of at least three years
No matter how difficult your case may seem, Paul Andrews explores all options to crafting a strong defense to protect your rights and freedom.
A Defense Based On Your Unique Case
There are many ways to defend against DUI charges that may apply to your case. Common defenses against these charges include:
- Proving police error such as not giving you a chance to contact an attorney
- Faulty testing equipment to determine blood alcohol content (BAC) levels
- Lack of probable cause to conduct a traffic stop or make the resulting arrest
- Inaccurate or invalid field sobriety tests
- Lack of evidence
At Andrews Law Office, LLC, Mr. Andrews takes the time to review all the details in our clients’ cases and scrutinize the prosecution’s evidence to find any opportunity of overcoming your charges. If beating the charges does not seem possible, he can explore opportunities to reduce your charges and sentencing to continue his pursuit of representing your best interests.