Cheyenne DUI Lawyer
Cheyenne Wyoming DUI Lawyer
Dion J. Custis
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Cheyenne Wyoming DUI Lawyer - Dion J. Custis
400 E.. 20th St.
Cheyenne, WY 82001
- Laramie County, WY
- Goshen County, WY
- Platte County, WY
Dion Curtis has handled all types of criminal cases including capital crimes. He has been successful in defending persons facing the death penalty and other high-profile crimes.
Dion J. Custis served as a federal law clerk for one year then as an Assistant Wyoming Public Defender since 1994. In 1998, he founded the firm as a solo practitioner and continues to serve as an Assistant Wyoming Public Defender. He developed his reputation as an aggressive trial attorney strongly devoted to the representation of the criminally accused. His strong belief and desire to help those in need of quality legal services has expanded the firm’s representation to persons injured in automobile accidents, medical malpractice, and other personal injury including wrongful death. He is dedicated in furthering professional development by frequently attending and teaching Continuing Legal Education Seminars and participating in legal organizations. Dion J. Custis practices in State and Federal Courts throughout Wyoming and Colorado and strives to offer high-quality legal representation at all levels.
1993, Colorado, Wyoming and U.S. District Court, District of Wyoming
University of Wyoming, J.D., 1993
Metropolitan State College, B.S., 1990
Denver, Laramie County and Colorado Bar Associations; Wyoming State Bar; Colorado Criminal Defense Bar; Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Association of Federal Defense Attorneys.
Order of the Barristers. Public Defender, Cheyenne, Wyoming, 1994-. Listed in National Register of Who’s Who.
Denver, Colorado, September 5, 1968
Wyoming DUI Penalties
As a Wyoming resident, you could face DUI penalties that include:
- First DUI conviction
- up to 6 months in jail; or
- fine of up to $750; and
- driver’s license suspension of 90 days.
- Second DUI conviction (within 5 years)
- Mandatory jail sentence of 7 days, up to 6 months;
- fine of between $200 and $750; and
- driver’s license suspension for 6 months.
Breath Test Refusal Penalties
- 6-month Administrative license suspension.
- 1 year and 6 months license suspension for each subsequent refusal.
Type of Cases Our Firm Handles
I handle many types of criminal cases including Drinking and Driving (OWI/UBAC) and Traffic Offenses.
We Think You Should Hire Us If:
You want an experienced trial attorney who will personally handle your file. I will not hesitate to go to trial on your case; that decision, however, will ultimately be yours.
Our Firm is Not Right For You If:
You are looking for a lawyer who will only tell you what you want to hear. I will work with you to honestly assess the facts of the case.
If You Want to Tell Our Law Firm About Your Situation You Should:
I will personally communicate with you. If I am in Court when you call, you can leave a message with my receptionist. I personally guarantee you will hear back from me in 24-hours or less. My office phone is (307) 638-2442.
The Typical Cost to Get Us To Start Working on Your Case is:
The cost varies depending on the allegation and facts of the case. A fee will be quoted at our initial consultation.
Our Clients Will Tell You That:
My level of experience, knowledge of the law, and personal familiarity with the judges, prosecutors, and system is a great advantage. In addition, my personal and regular contact with clients, availability and involvement with every aspect of the case allows me to obtain the most favorable results.
Our Philosophy On How We Approach Our Cases is:
Depending on the type of case I like to find out as much as I can about the facts of the case and talk to anyone who can help our defense. At that time we can discuss our options. The stronger our defense appears to the prosecutor, the better our chances are of getting a favorable result.
If You Want to Learn More About Our Firm You Should:
Call for a consultation at (307) 638-2442, during which I can answer all of your questions.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
Every state has some sort of "drunk driving" statute. The term "drunk driving" is in quotes because none of these laws require that you be "drunk" or "intoxicated" to be guilty. All that is required is that your ability to operate a vehicle has been impaired to any extent at all or that your Blood alcohol level exceeds the state limit (which is now .08% in all states). Some states call it DWI (Driving While Intoxicated), but it refers to the same offense. The consequences of differ drastically from state to state and are influenced by your age, blood alcohol limit (BAC), whether you have been arrested for in the past, and whether you caused injury or death during the .
A Lawyer can help...
Assess your legal situation
An experienced Defense lawyer can help you understand what you are up against and the fines you may be required to pay. A lawyer mostly deals with matters and knows the process inside and out – including options that a public defender may not tell you.
Explain the consequences
The consequences of a vary greatly from state to state and a lawyer will be able to explain how those consequences in your state apply to you such as (1) harsher punishments for those arrested with BAC limits over .08, (2) special laws for underage drivers arrested for , (3) possible community service or plea bargaining, (4) overlapping jurisdiction of Courts and your state's motor vehicle licensing department to suspend or revoke your license, and (5) contingent license programs that allow you to use your vehicle to get to and from work.
Manage the process
Dealing with the motor vehicle department can be frustrating and time consuming. A Lawyer can manage the process for you by completing the required forms; making phone calls; scheduling and/or representing you at a Motor Vehicle Department suspension hearing, and making other necessary arrangements.
Represent you in court
An experienced Lawyer knows the ins and outs of the courtroom and may be able to obtain a lesser sentence for you if your situation and state law allows for it.
Don't know if a Lawyer is right for you? Here are some general guidelines:
Definitely hire a Lawyer if you already have several 's and receive another; or if your arrest was the result of an accident or if anyone was injured; or if you are a professional driver whose livelihood depends on keeping your license.
Seriously consider hiring a Lawyer if you've been arrested for a second (in the same or another state) or were arrested with a BAC limit over double the legal limit as harsher penalties may apply.
You might want to hire a Lawyer if you don't understand your rights or laws, what you need to do, or the consequences you face. You also might want legal representation if you are in a profession (or plan to be) that requires bonding or in which any criminal conviction might prevent you from getting or keeping a professional license. If you don't know the requirements, then you need expert advice before handling the case yourself.