Getting in trouble with the law comes with very tense and stressful feelings. Take a step in the direction of obtaining peace of mind by calling our DUI lawyer, Chris Redmann today. We take pride in handling each and every DUI case that comes in by helping our clients feel at ease while we assess your situation and work to resolve the best outcome for your case.
As a boutique law firm, we focus and emphasize on our practice areas to better serve you. If you’re coming to Redmann Law, P.C. in need of a DUI lawyer in Bismarck, ND, you won’t be disappointed. Read some of our latest testimonials from clients in the Bismarck area who have worked with us and can attest to feeling at ease and more than satisfied with our legal services.
To learn more about how receiving a DUI in Bismarck, ND could possibly affect you, please read the information provided below.
DUI laws in North Dakota are very serious and get progressively more serious with each prior offense someone has. A chart with DUI sentencing can be found here.
In addition to the very serious criminal penalties that are mandatory in North Dakota DUI cases, there are substantial license suspensions that also are imposed. To many clients, the license suspensions are often the most severe consequence of getting a DUI because there just aren't readily available public transportation systems in the Bismarck, Mandan, and western North Dakota areas; not having a license is a huge issue. Depending on prior offenses and blood alcohol content, individuals will become eligible for a temporary restricted license, often referred to as a "work permit." Under the new DUI legislation, there are two types of work permits. First is the 24/7 work permit and the second is the more traditional work permit not requiring continual alcohol testing. Periods of eligibility vary for each of the permits. There are also specific pieces of legal advice that Redmann Law provides its clients who are on a work permit to mitigate potential problems.
In addition to criminal penalties and license suspensions, there are a host of other ramifications or potential consequences to getting a DUI in North Dakota. They range from having to obtain SR-22 insurance, to years of 24/7 alcohol testing, to vehicle forfeiture ... among other consequences.
In most cases, only individuals with a first offense DUI who have a BAC below .16 can avoid the 24/7 program. The 24/7 program is administered by each county jail and comes in two typical varieties. Traditional 24/7 testing mandates twice per day breath testing usually once in the morning and once in the evening. In addition to being a large inconvenience for most people, there is an expense associated with the program. Usually there is a start up expense of around $30 and a $1 per test fee. The alternative is referred to as the SCRAM bracelet. This is actually an "anklet" and in addition to the approximately $100 activation/deactivation fee it typically costs about $5/day. There are also potential issues some clients face if they deal with certain chemicals in the course of their jobs such as beauticians, hair dressers, or others dealing with strong chemicals. Because of the convenience with SCRAM, some local counties such as Burleigh, Morton, Stark, and McLean Counties have occasional backlogs and waiting lists to get on the SCRAM program. Most judges in the area will leave it up to the sheriff's department as to whether or not SCRAM is approved for any given individual.
Successful DUI defense combines knowledge, experience, negotiation skills, and advocacy from your DUI attorney. Although each case is unique, and results cannot be guaranteed, some clients of Redmann Law, P.C. have had their DUI charges dismissed, charges reduced, jail time modified to community service, etc.
DUI Attorney Chris Redmann personally handles all the DUI cases at Redmann Law, P.C. Because he's arrested DUI drivers, prosecuted DUI offenders, and now defends each client accused of DUI, he is able to bring an incredible perspective and knowledge base to each case. He is aware of the shortcuts and deficiencies that sometimes occur by the arresting officer and the oversights which can occur by the prosecutor's office when dealing with "just another DUI."
Chris will handle your case from start to finish on both the criminal and Department of Transportation fronts. It's important to get a DUI attorney involved immediately in your defense because many opportunities can be waived by the unassuming prospective-client by failing to meet very tight deadlines; missing these deadlines may mean the difference between keeping your license or losing it, and having the best DUI defense options available or waiving them.
No matter what crime you are charged with, because of the priorities of Redmann Law, P.C. you will be in regular contact from start to finish with Chris. He'll be there to explain the entire process, guide you through the myriad of criminal and DOT related issues that come up, and zealously advocate for you whether that's in negotiations with the prosecutor or in front of a jury.
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Information in this section is for general informational purposes only and does not create and attorney-client relationship. Contact Redmann Law, P.C. to discuss your particular case with attorney Chris Redmann during a free initial consultation and case evaluation.