If you are stopped by a police officer and are suspected of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the police officer may ask you to take some field sobriety tests including heel-to-toe, finger-to-nose, one-leg stand, an eye test called “horizontal gaze nystagmus test”, alphabet recitation and others.
For a first offense DUI with no aggravating factors such as an accident or property damage, the true monetary cost to someone who is charged with a DUI has been estimated to be between $10,000 and $20,000. Typical costs include court fines, license reinstatement fees, attorney’s fees, ignition interlock fees and increased insurance premiums.
For many people, the revocation or cancellation of your driver’s license can be one of the most difficult consequences of a DUI/DWI arrest. The State can also impound your license plates and, in some cases, seize your vehicle. An experienced DUI/DWI attorney can protect your rights and challenge your driver’s license revocation and/or vehicle forfeiture.