Appeal Your DUI Conviction
After your court date, you may be facing a DUI conviction, but that doesnít mean that you canít continue to fight your DUI.
States treat DUI as a serious crime, so if you are convicted of DUI, you could be facing some severe DUI penalties. A first DUI offense could mean jail time, heavy fines, suspension of your driverís license and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device. With each subsequent DUI offense, the penalties may increase and include longer suspensions, heavier fines and prison time.
A DUI conviction can affect much more than your driving and legal record. You may not be able to keep employment or get a job because of your DUI record. Because a DUI conviction can such a negative impact on your life, you may decide that itís important you fight your DUI, even after a DUI conviction, if itís possible.
DUI Appeal Process
During a DUI appeals process, you will work with a DUI attorney to argue that there were mistakes made during your DUI trial that affect your DUI conviction and penalties. Your DUI lawyer can present the higher DUI court with the mistakes made and argue that your case should be dismissed, DUI penalties should be reduced or your case should be retried.
DUI Appeals and State DUI laws
Although there are not state DUI laws determining the timeline of when your DUI appeal is heard, there are DUI laws regarding the amount of time that can pass when an appeal is filed. Most
state DUI laws require you appeal your DUI shortly after the conviction or sentencing.