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John S. Berry, Jr. graduated from the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia (B.A. 1997) and Creighton University School of Law, cum laude, (2003). He is also a graduate of the National Criminal Defense College at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia (2004). He has been recognized as one of the National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers and the National Trial Lawyers' 40 under 40. After receiving his commission as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army, John completed Airborne School and Ranger School. In 1999, while assigned to the First Cavalry Division, he deployed to Bosnia for Operation Joint Forge. John also served as a Company Commander in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom. John has presented and lectured in the areas of criminal defense trial skills and veterans disability appeals.
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. None of these laws require you to be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be found guilty. The only requirement is that your ability to operate a vehicle is impaired or your blood alcohol level (BAC) exceeds the limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of DUI differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by whether you have been arrested for DUI in the past, and whether you caused injury or death while intoxicated.
An experienced DUI defense lawyer can help you define your options. Our attorneys know the process inside and out and and can guide you through the required steps.
The consequences of a DUI vary greatly from state to state and a DUI lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for DUI, (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Dealing with a DUI can be frustrating and time consuming. Our attorneys can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
We know the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation allows for it.
Definitely hire a DUI lawyer if:
Seriously consider hiring a DUI Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second DUI or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a DUI Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.