It is a criminal offense to operate a car, truck, or motorcycle when you have been using alcohol or drugs. Drugs include illegal substances as well as many over-the-counter remedies, such as antihistamines, and prescription medicines, such as painkillers.
Michael C. Tillotson is an experienced criminal defense attorney in DUI law. If you have been arrested for DUI in Portsmouth, get a free, no-obligation assessment 24-hours by filling out the form to the right.
The consequences of driving under the influence are much greater than most people expect; drivers often expect a slap on the wrist for a first-time offense. In recent years DUI laws have grown much stricter as this social crime has received a great deal of media attention. Judges are unlikely to be lenient, even with first-time DUI offenses. You need to have someone on your side to fight for your rights and ensure you are treated fairly. Michael Tillotson will make sure that your arrest in Portsmouth was handled properly and that your rights were explained at each step of the process. He can guide you through the process of leaving this mistake behind you with the least repercussions.
DUI is about more than just money for expensive fines, court costs, impoundment of your vehicle, or paying for an ignition interlock device to be attached to your car. DUI holds a stigma of shame about it. Your family, friends, and employers may be angry with you. You could experience the embarrassment and inconvenience of:
• Losing your driver's license
• Spending time in jail
• Being turned down for jobs because of a DUI on your driving record
• Losing your job because you must have a clean driving record
• Experiencing restricted driving privileges
• Losing your vehicle permanently
If you have been arrested for drunk driving in Portsmouth, get a free, no-obligation consultation about your DUI. Work with an attorney who understands what you are going through and can help make your mistake go away.