Frequently Asked Questions
We always try to address client questions as quickly and completely as possible. Our frequently asked questions are here to help you with your most basic questions before speaking with us.
Can I lose my driver’s license if I am convicted for marijuana possession?
Yes, you can lose your driver’s license for up to 2 years for any drug possession conviction.
Can I lose my license if charged with a DUI?
If you have been arrested for DUI, you MUST request a D.M.V. hearing within 10 days of your arrest to contest any administrative suspension of your license. If you do not request a D.M.V. hearing within 10 days of your arrest, your license will be automatically suspended or revoked 10 days after your arrest.
Is it a criminal offense to drive with a suspended license?
Yes. If you are found guilty of operating a motor vehicle while your license is under suspension, the penalty will depend on your prior driving and criminal history.
What are my rights if I am in an accident with an uninsured motorist?
If you are involved in any type of car accident, you may be eligible to collect compensation from any negligent parties. If you have sustained an injury, you should hold the negligent party or parties responsible for any injuries, loss of income, medical expenses, among many others.
If I am charged with a DUI, what happens?
When you are charged, you face two separate cases: 1) An administrative D.H.S.M.V. where your driver’s license can be suspended, and 2) A criminal case where the result can be probation, jail, fines, alcohol education classes, an ignition interlock device, community service, vehicle impound, increased auto insurance and a criminal record, all depending on the facts of your case.
Civil and Business Litigation
Should I seek an attorney in the event of a business dispute?
Whether your business or company is involved in a contract or business dispute in which it is owed money or seeks the return of property, or whether it has been sued by another person or business seeking money or property, a skilled business litigation attorney with the ability to analyze the legal options and pursue an efficient resolution is needed. We use our experience, common sense strategies, professional resources, and our reputation for competence and integrity to help our clients pursue a fair resolution of their dispute, whether through direct settlement negotiations or the mediation process, or by seeking a court ruling or jury verdict.
Do I have grounds for a civil suit?
Civil litigation is a means of handling private disputes. No laws have been broken, but an individual's rights have been violated in some way which entitles him or her to relief. When disputes arise based on private matters, civil litigation provides a means for resolving the dispute, namely, a lawsuit. Civil litigation is not a substantive area of law. Instead it is the procedure for handling disputes that arise in a non-criminal venue, which can range from family law to personal injury to tax law. If you are facing civil litigation, an attorney can make sure that your interests are represented.