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A Strong Defense Against DUI And Drug Charges

What may seem like a good idea at the time can quickly turn into criminal charges that have lasting consequences. When you face these kinds of charges, the first thing you should do is call an attorney you can trust to fight for you.

Attorney Thomas H. Shiah is proud to fight for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. He does not back down from even the most challenging cases and is ready to work hard for you against both DUI and drug charges. He knows what is at stake in both types of cases, and at the Law Offices of Thomas H. Shiah, Ltd., he does not settle for “good enough” results with his clients.

The Risks Of A DUI

Both DUI and drug charges come with worse consequences depending on how many prior convictions you have. A first offense can mean a $1,000 fine and up to 90 days in jail, but a fifth offense can mean up to $14,000 in fines and up to seven years in jail. The fourth offense and after are felonies, which become even more difficult to beat in court.

Drug Conviction Consequences

Drug charges can also become worse with multiple convictions, but they also have multiple degrees of consequences, ranging from minor fifth-degree offenses to major first-degree offenses. A fifth-degree offense can come with up to five years in prison and up to $10,000 in fines, whereas a first-degree offense can cost you up to 30 years of imprisonment and up to one million dollars in fines.

Exploring Every Option

There are many ways to beat these kinds of charges, depending on the unique factors of your case. If the police made an error during the arrest, mishandled the evidence or searched your property without probable cause, there may be grounds for dismissal. Mr. Shiah also works to negotiate for reduced sentencing or charges to minimize the consequences of your charges.

Begin Fighting For Your Future

Do not underestimate the consequences of your charges. Let an attorney help defend your rights and freedom by contacting Thomas H. Shiah today. Call his Minneapolis office at 612-338-0066, his cellphone at 612-508-8787, or email the firm here to schedule your initial consultation. The sooner you reach out to his office, the sooner he can begin building a defense you can count on.