Criminal Law services: Bush, Neiner & Associates, P.C.
When you’ve been stopped for DUI or another traffic violation; or if you have been arrested for a criminal act, you have rights and options. You may even have been wrongfully accused of a crime because of a false positive on a drug or alcohol test. In any of these cases, you should have an attorney to represent you to ensure that your rights are not violated.
Bush, Neiner& Associates, P.C. handles these types of cases plus driver’s license reinstatement, divorce and child custody cases. If your divorce is contentious, you may need a criminal attorney and the firm is able to represent you for criminal actions arising out of a divorce case.
When you are stopped and issued a DUI, you could be under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or you may even have a drug test that throws a false positive when the police field test substances found in your vehicle. Even if you know you were under the influence, you should retain a criminal attorney as these charges could result in fines, jail time, and even having your driver’s license revoked.
The attorneys at Bush, Neiner& Associates, P.C. will request all evidence that the police seized, the police report, any video the police may have taken of you during the stop and the field test results. We will review the evidence against you so that we may better represent your rights and will attempt to negotiate a lower sentence if you are found guilty.
When you tell us that the field tested substance was not drugs, we will be able to have the evidence retested using a different method than was used for the field tests to determine without a doubt that the substance was not drugs.
Traffic and Criminal Matters
Our attorneys also handle other criminal matters including but not limited to:
- Misdemeanors, which are usually punishable by fines and probation, but may, in some instances be punishable by jail time;
- Felonies, which may be punishable by fines, probation, jail time or a combination of all; and
- Driver’s license reinstatement.
Even if you think a misdemeanor is minor, an attorney will try to get the charge reduced or cleared from your record; and if you are not guilty of the crime you were arrested for, get the arrest removed.
Contact Bush, Neiner& Associates, P.C.
Regardless of how minor you may think the charges against you are, contact Bush, Neiner& Associates, P.C. to schedule a consultation so that you ensured that your rights are not being violated.
Driving while license suspended or revoked has some of the most complicated sentencing structure that confuses even some attorneys. Many factors come into play including why you are suspended and what your prior record looks like. Some of these offenses require mandatory jail and due to recent case law, no longer will allow for good time credit, even on Misdemeanors! Further, the penalties are constantly increasing and prosecutors are often upgrading cases up to the Felony level. The biggest problem is that every time you are convicted of Driving while license suspended or revoked, the Secretary of State will increase the length of your suspension.
Expungement of a criminal record is a necessary step to get a criminal record erased. Expungements never happen automatically and many lawyers and judges mistakenly tell you there will be nothing on your record. That is false!
A felony is a crime that is possibly punishable by at least one year or more in prison. Generally court supervision is not possible on a felony with a few exceptions. There is also the possibility of extended term sentencing that means the possible sentence may be more than doubled, as well as consecutive sentences of different offenses.
Some common examples of misdemeanors are Domestic Battery, Unlawful Possession of Cannabis, Illegal consumption of alcohol, Battery, Assault, Criminal Trespass, Criminal Damage to Property, Disorderly Conduct and Theft.
Speeding tickets have changed over the years. Speeding tickets were not thought of as serious but that is no longer true. All speeding tickets that are 26 miles per hour over the limit are now misdemeanors punishable by jail!