Chicago woman Sandra Uhler had a court appearance last Thursday for a DUI charge, her sixth since 1997, but any hopes for leniency were ruined because she showed up in the courtroom drunk.
The Illinois woman was on trial for a March drunk driving charge and out on bail. Her bail was revoked after her drunken courtroom appearance; she will need a very competent DUI lawyer to help her with this problem. At the time of the most recent arrest her blood alcohol content was .30, nearly for times higher than the legal limit. In 1999, Uhler got two DUI charges in the same day, according to the Daily Herald, and she spent 18 months in jail for a 2005 DUI conviction.
For her current DUI, which includes a driving on a revoked license charge, Uhler faces six to thirty years in jail. Uhler, obviously, has a problem with drinking and driving, in some of these instances a DUI attorney can help reduce these charges even for repeat offenders.
A DUI is not something that should be taken lightly, and one should not show up for court inebriated. The law punishes a first-time DUI recipient, and a repeat offender severely, often resulting in high fines and jail time, even the loss of a driver’s license. Representation of a DUI lawyer is essential to any individual charged with intoxicated driving, who may be able to protect you from the harshness of DUI laws.