Common Alcohol Related Charges
Laughlin Law in Sioux Falls, SD has handled hundreds of cases involving charges related to alcohol. Minor consumption and alleged drinking and driving or driving under the influence are the most common cases that we handle.
Driving Under the Influence
When a person is arrested for driving under the influence there are a variety of issues that need to be considered. If a blood test was taken the extrapolation of the blood alcohol content must be examined and evaluated for accuracy. We are very familiar with the process and what other issues to look for in DUI cases.
DUI Prior Convictions
Laughlin Law will assist you in evaluating potential motions to suppress and jury trial issues. Laughlin Law will help you evaluate the evidence in your case and advise you of your options. The consequences of a DUI conviction extend beyond potential jail time. Driving under the influence is a crime of enhancement and can be raised from a misdemeanor to a felony if there have a certain number of prior convictions. The investigation into the validity of the prior convictions can be crucial in those cases.
South Dakota DUI Court
In recent years Minnehaha County has established a DUI court in Sioux Falls, SD to handle cases in which there have been several DUI convictions and the person is facing penitentiary time. A conviction of DUI may result in a suspension of driving privileges, including commercial driving privileges. Laughlin Law will assist you in navigating your legal options.