Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI

Wyoming Criminal Defense and DUI Attorneys

Are you concerned about criminal charges over a traffic accident?
Have you been arrested for a DUI?
Are facing charges for drug possession?

Contact the criminal defense law firm of Burg Simpson Wyoming right away. When your liberty is at stake, you need to speak with our Wyoming criminal lawyers who have the necessary experience to effectively defend you, especially in court. Call us at 307-527-7891 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form here to get the knowledge only a trained criminal defense attorney can offer. Don’t risk your freedom by fighting your case on your own.

Burg Simpson Wyoming Can Offer Criminal Defense Litigation Against Most Charges, including:

What is Suitable DUI Defense?

Nearly a third of traffic deaths are a result of someone driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. So it’s little wonder that states have been taking DUIs more seriously than ever over the last several years. In fact, because of the nationwide crackdown on driving while under the influence, drunk driving deaths have fallen roughly 57 percent over the last 30 years.

On average, a first-time DUI comes with a fine of $352. In Wyoming, the first-time fine can be as high as $750. But that’s only part of the punishment. An alcohol abuse assessment and/or treatment program – which is required for Wyoming offenders – can cost as much as $650. Other costs, which pile up quickly, can include higher car insurance premiums, impound and towing fees, and license reinstatement fees.

Finally, in Wyoming, even a first-time offense comes with a mandatory 90-day license suspension. A second offense within 10 years comes with a mandatory prison sentence and an 18-month license suspension.

A split-second decision to get behind the wheel of a car or truck after a few drinks can not only be expensive, but deadly. If you’ve been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), the sooner you speak with a criminal attorney in our Wyoming office, the better your chances are in fighting the charges. Call us at 307-527-7891 or complete our Free Case Evaluation Form right now for a no-obligation consultation.

Drug Arrests Require Real Legal Help

Despite the fact that its neighboring state, Colorado, has legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Wyoming still has the strictest marijuana laws in the country. In short, marijuana possession in Wyoming is a felony if it involves more than three ounces. Possessing any amount within 500 feet of a school brings an additional charge as well as higher fines. Additionally, Wyoming doesn’t offer any medical marijuana exemptions.

A drug conviction of any type can haunt you for the rest of your life, seriously hindering your career prospects among other things. If you’ve been arrested for any type of drug offense, don’t take any chances with your future. Call 307-527-7891 to meet with an experienced defense lawyer at Burg Simpson Wyoming as soon as possible or fill out our Free Case Evaluation Form so we can get started on clearing your name.

Assault and Domestic Violence in Wyoming

In Wyoming, assault is defined on a sliding scale, based on severity. The first is simple assault, which doesn’t even require physical contact – intent is enough to warrant a charge – and a fine that can be set as high as $750. Other related charges include battery, unlawful contact, and aggravated assault, just to name a few. Any of these charges are major criminal offenses that are unacceptable.

However, any type of assault and/or battery against a household member can seriously raise the stakes. In Wyoming, a household member can be:

  • A current or former spouse.
  • An adult with whom the offender resides or previously resided.
  • A parent or adult child.
  • A person with whom the offender has a child.
  • A person with whom the offender is or has been romantically involved.

These cases can range from misdemeanors to felonies, and all of them can carry a lifetime of stigma and shame. If you’ve been involved in any incident involving assault or domestic violence, get in touch with a criminal defense lawyer in our Wyoming office right away by calling 307-527-7891. You can also fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form here. Don’t speak to anyone without first consulting with experienced legal counsel.

IF YOU HAVE A CRIMINCAL DEFENSE MATTER…

We understand that for many individuals, the Wyoming and federal legal systems can be intimidating. We recognize that every criminal defense case is unique. Some cases merit proceeding to a jury trial, while others require a mix of aggressive and subtle negotiation.

If you or someone you love is facing criminal charges, our lawyers in Cody Wyoming may be able to help. We work tirelessly and diligently to protect your legal and constitutional rights. As in any legal matter, time is of the essence. If you need a strong courtroom advocate, our Cody Wyoming attorneys at Burg Simpson are here for you. Call before it’s too late at 307-527-7891 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation Form immediately.

Ronald M. Sandgrund Tackles Dangerous Activity in Latest Colorado Lawyer

 February 7, 2018

Ronald M. Sandgrund Tackles Dangerous Activity in Latest Colorado Lawyer

Who’s to say what’s “inherently dangerous” as opposed to “ultra hazardous?” Is it a question of law or a question of fact, best left for a jury to decide? Those are just a couple of the questions Burg Simpson’s Ronald M. Sandgrund raises in a feature in the latest issue of Colorado Lawyer magazine. Sandgrund… Read more »

Michael S. Burg Presents at 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

 February 5, 2018

Michael S. Burg Presents at 2018 Trial Lawyers Summit

The Trial Lawyers Summit is an annual gathering of the nation’s trial lawyers, where they gather to exchange ideas and develop professional relationships. That’s why Burg Simpson shareholders frequently attend. In addition to signing copies of his book, “Trial by Fire: One Man’s Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives,” Michael S. Burg spoke… Read more »

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

 January 18, 2018

Tom W. Henderson Breaks Down Insurance Policy Details

The latest component in Burg Simpson’s ongoing professional education initiative is set for next week. Shareholder Tom W. Henderson will conduct a 90-minute web seminar, “Advising Your Business Clients on Insurance Policies,” at 9 a.m. MST on Jan 18. Designed for Colorado corporate litigation attorneys, this CE course will cover: Defining Ambiguous Terms. Understanding the… Read more »

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

 January 17, 2018

Burg Simpson Announces its New Website Launch

Burg Simpson is proud to announce the launch of a more comprehensive website that incorporates the firm’s office locations into a single site. The new Burg Simpson website, which has since focused on Colorado’s practice areas, now encompasses information for its Arizona, Ohio, and Wyoming offices all in one place, along with their practice areas,… Read more »

What to do After a Car Accident? – Personal Injury Settlements – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 February 20, 2018

You’ve Been In A Car Accident. Now What?

Motor vehicle accidents are an everyday part of life. In 2016, the most recent year for which data is available, drivers were involved in nearly 14,000 auto accidents in Wyoming – 100 of them were fatal. The most frequent auto accidents included: Moving vehicles accidents. Animal crashes. Fixed-object collisions. Non-collision incidents. Anyone involved in a… Read more »

Rights as a Landlord – Business Law – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 February 13, 2018

What Are Your Rights as a Landlord in Wyoming?

Since the housing market bubble burst in 2008, American homeowners have lost more than 15 million houses to foreclosure, driving residents to the rental market. In fact, homeownership hit a 50-year low in 2016, according to Zillow, an online real estate database company. While the national rental market started to cool last year, Wyoming continues… Read more »

Broken Med Mal Statute – Medical Malpractice Lawsuit – Wyoming Burg Simpson

 February 6, 2018

Wyoming Lawmakers Still Haven’t Fixed The State’s Broken Med Mal Statute

In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Wyoming ruled on what appeared to be a run-of-the-mill medical malpractice lawsuit. What began as a simple question over the statute of limitations for filing such an action would generate a reply that would upend not one, but two, state laws. Strictly speaking, Wyoming law establishes a two-year… Read more »

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

 April 1, 2013

VIDEO: Michael Burg Interviewed on Ring of Fire TV

Burg Simpson’s Michael S. Burg is one of America’s leading lawyers when it comes to representing individuals injured by dangerous and defective medications. In this interview Michael talks to Ring of Fire T.V. host Mike Papantonio about immunity afforded to the makers of generic pharmaceutical drugs and the role of the FDA.

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