I have been arrested for a DUI for the 3rd time now, what penalties am I facing?

I was arrested last week after running a red light at 3 a.m. No one was on the road, so there was no accident, but I guess a cop saw me and then pulled me over. He said that I was really wasted when he pulled me over, and then arrested me on the spot. Last time I was arrested I remember them waiting for a few minutes before the breath test, but this time he just said I smelt of beer and then cuffed me. What kind of penalties am I facing with this offense? Should I hire an attorney?

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Based off of the information you have described, it sounds as though you are certain that you were drunk when behind the wheel that night. What stands out in this bit of information, whoever, is the fact that you said the officer failed to give you the proper field sobriety tests. When challenging a DUI charge, especially one of a multiple offender, arrest details are essential to the defense argument. If you have been arrested for a DUI third offense, it is imperative that you contact a DUI defense attorney as soon as possible to fight those charges. In most states there is a small window of opportunity to fight a DUI, so it is important to call today. The possible charges for a 3rd time offender is jail time, according to a recent Senate law passed last year. The require that anyone with a prior conviction for a DWI spends time behind bars if convicted again, and this would be on top of fines, license suspicion, probation, etc. Call a criminal defense attorney today to start!

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