Category Archives: DUI

How will a DUI arrest affect my driving privileges?

How will a DUI arrest affect my driving privileges? Everyone arrested for DUI faces a temporary suspension of their driving privileges 46 days from the date they either submit to a breath test, or, alternatively, refuse any type of breath, blood or urine test. This is called a Summary Suspension. For those who take and fail a chemical test (whether breath, blood, or urine), the suspension lasts for 6 months. For those who refuse any such testing, the suspension lastsContinue reading

Avoiding underage DUI charges during prom season

On behalf of Law Office of Steven Haney posted in DUI on Saturday, May 11, 2013 May and June are traditionally months during which teens all across America are cited for various criminal infractions involving alcohol. Prom night and graduation night are key dates during which local law enforcement are especially vigilant about policing teen gatherings for underage drinking and teen drivers for signs of driving under the influence (DUI). The commonsense answer to this problem is simply abstaining from drinking altogether. However, teensContinue reading

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

On behalf of Law Office of Steven Haney on Monday, August 6, 2012 When the police stop the driver of a vehicle on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the police officer will generally ask the driver to perform some tests, know as field sobriety tests. These tests are designed to allow an officer to detect drivers who are intoxicated. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) helped develop three standardized field sobriety tests (SFST) in the 1980s. NHTSA created this standardization toContinue reading

Defending a DUI Case

By Steve Haney posted in Defending a DUI case on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 I defended a DUI case for a client this morning in a bench trial.  After a rear end car accident, my client was arrested for DUI by the Plainfield Police Department.  The trial lasted for approximately 25 minutes with a finding of not guilty. The client had the presence of mind to refuse all requests for sobriety testing.  This included declining the request of the police officer to perform field sobriety tests,Continue reading