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Fargo DUI Defense Lawyer

Sheeley Law, P.C., was established by a former prosecutor for Cass County and attorney in the general counsel office at the North Dakota Department of Transportation. Charles Sheeley possesses unique insight into both the administrative and criminal proceedings from the opposition's point of view. He reviews all evidence to provide his clients with a complete and sometimes quite candid picture.

In 2013, the North Dakota Legislature dramatically increased the penalties associated with a driving under the influence conviction. Because of this, legal representation is vital for those arrested for DUI. Lookback periods for multiple drunk driving convictions have increased. There can be a mandatory jail sentences for even a first DUI, and a felony DUI can result in a mandatory prison sentence. In addition, a conviction may carry with it the requirement of twice-a-day, everyday breath testing up to two years following a conviction

A Skilled Felony DUI Defense Lawyer And Former Prosecutor

The consequences of a drunk driving arrest or conviction are severe. With hundreds of DUI cases as a prosecutor, Charles Sheeley knows the value of being detail-oriented and thorough in reviewing the procedures involved in the entire process, from the initial stop to sobriety, breath and blood tests.

Following an arrest for drunk driving, two battles — administrative and criminal — must be fought with the help of an attorney. The North Dakota Department of Transportation will immediately begin the process of license suspension or revocation with an administrative hearing. This administrative procedure is just as important as the criminal court proceeding. Automatically suspended licenses wreak havoc on professional lives and put certain jobs out of reach. In addition, the suspension or revocation on a driver's license can provide a basis for a "prior offense" should anything happen in the future.

Post conviction, operating a car becomes more expensive as insurance rates will likely skyrocket. Repeat offenders face twice-daily visits to jails to perform Breathalyzer tests for up to two years. The disruption to professional and personal lives is immeasurable, particularly if a jail is not close to work or home.

Contact A Fargo DUI Defense Attorney Today

Sheeley Law, P.C., is open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The firm is conveniently located about a block away from the Cass County Jail. Contact Charles Sheeley at 701-297-2262 or fill out the firm's intake form.

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Sheeley Law, P.C.
3332 4th Avenue South,
Suite 2B
Fargo, ND 58103
Phone: 701-297-2262
Fax: 701-356-4209
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