Zealous Defense Representation In DUI Cases

It is important to contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer immediately if you have been arrested or charged with drunk driving, known as driving under the influence.

Attorney Thomas A. Foley has nearly 30 years of legal experience and provides honest advice and aggressive representation in DUI defense cases in Wilmington, Newark and New Castle County and throughout Delaware. As a former prosecutor, Mr. Foley recognizes the problematic issues that arise in DUI cases. He uses this knowledge to his advantage in aggressively defending drunk driving charges.

Questions about drunk driving? Visit the DUI Frequently Asked Questions page to learn more about your rights and the criminal justice process after an arrest.

"The heart of the Fourth Amendment is designed to protect persons from unreasonable governmental intrusions, a standard which only becomes meaningful when it is assured that at some point the conduct of those charged with enforcing the laws can be subjected to the more detached, neutral scrutiny of a judge who must evaluate the reasonableness of a particular search or seizure in light of the particular circumstances." - Supreme Court Justice Earl Warren

Why Hire An Attorney?

Whether or not you were illegally driving drunk or driving under the influence, it is imperative that you work with a skilled DUI lawyer. The police often make mistakes when handling these cases. There may not have been a valid reason to stop your vehicle, or a lack of probable cause to arrest you or there may have been problems with the administration of the Intoxilyzer test or blood draw.

If you are convicted of a DUI, you face mandatory loss of driving privileges. If you have been charged with DUI, you must request an administrative hearing within 15 days. You need to make sure your rights are protected. Mr. Foley will advocate for your interests and has experience representing clients at the administrative DMV hearing as well as the criminal proceedings in the court system.

Mandatory Sentences For Multiple Offenses Of Drunk Driving

Individuals convicted of driving under the influence face serious consequences. Repeat offenders in Delaware are subject to mandatory sentencing requirements, which are listed below:

  • Second offense: Misdemeanor; mandatory sentence of 60 days in prison
  • Third offense: Felony; mandatory sentence of 90 days in prison
  • Fourth offense: Felony; mandatory sentence of six months in prison

Schedule A Free Consultation Immediately

Mr. Foley will protect your rights and explore all options to maintain your liberty and to preserve your driving privileges. Contact Mr. Foley immediately after an arrest to ensure your rights are protected. Call 302-658-3077 or contact the firm online to schedule your free initial consultation.