If you are facing a DUI, it is imperative to consult with an attorney. While you are not required to hire an attorney, it is essential to remember that DUI penalties are harsh, steep, and unforgiving.
The best way to avoid severe penalties is to prevent a conviction, and the best way to do that is to hire a criminal defense lawyer knowledgeable in North Dakota DUI law.
To get started, please contact us today.
What’s at Stake if I Am Charged with a DUI?
There is a lot at stake if you are charged with a DUI. Most people understand that if convicted of a DUI, they face possible jail time and fines. However, the consequences of a DUI conviction go far beyond that.
Even a first offense carries the possibility of losing your driver’s license for 91-180 days, depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC) at the time of your arrest. You may also be ordered to complete an addiction evaluation and treatment program.
When facing DUI charges, your freedom, livelihood, and reputation are at risk. Having a lawyer well-versed in North Dakota DUI law with a plethora of experience defending accused individuals in court is crucial.
Prosecutors are tough on drunk driving, and charges can be hard to beat. However, with the right defense team, it is possible to avoid a conviction.
At Arechigo & Stokka, we have experience handling all levels of DUI offenses. Our attorneys will investigate all the evidence against you to strategize your defense. The evidence we review includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- The police report and notes,
- Breathalyzer and blood test results,
- Body and dash cam video, and
- Field sobriety tests.
Every DUI is unique, and what might be pertinent in one person’s case may have no bearing on yours.
We will review the state’s evidence for possible defenses. Common DUI defenses include the following:
- Unlawful traffic stop,
- Failure to properly administer field sobriety tests,
- Improper administration of the breathalyzer test,
- Inaccurate blood results, or
- Symptoms of intoxication unrelated to alcohol or drugs (e.g., diabetes).
The best way to determine the most potent defense is to meet with our Fargo DUI lawyers.
Criminal Defense Lawyer for a DUI in Fargo
A DUI conviction can cause you to lose your job, make it difficult to obtain employment, cause financial loss, and tarnish your reputation among family and friends. At Arechigo & Stokka, we defend clients against various DUI and DUI-related offenses.
Notably, in North Dakota, there are no laws prohibiting public intoxication. This means you cannot be prosecuted solely for drinking in public.
However, it is essential to be aware of possible local city ordinances banning the consumption of alcohol and possession of open containers of alcohol in public or on public property.
Get in Contact with a DUI Defense Lawyer Today
Our Fargo DUI lawyers understand the severity of DUI charges and the impact they may have on your life. The criminal, civil, and moral consequences can be harsh, and properly defending against DUI charges can be challenging and complex.
Let the criminal defense attorneys at Arechigo & Stokka protect you. Contact us for a free, confidential consultation with our DUI attorney in Fargo.
Attorney John Arechigo has a passion for criminal defense in St. Paul, MN. John received his J.D., from Hamline University School of Law and also carries a Bachelor of Arts from, The University of Minnesota. John was named Attorney of the Year for 2019 by Minnesota Lawyer. Additionally, John was also named as a 2019 Rising Star and was selected to Minnesota Super Lawyers in 2021. He devotes nearly 100% of his practice to defending individuals charged with a crime.