Persons charged with driving under the influence (DUI) need an aggressive defense from the start.
From the time of a traffic stop, through arrest, first appearance, bond hearing, arraignment, disposition, motions to suppress evidence hearings, to jury trial, you need the services of the criminal law attorneys to stand beside you and confront these criminal charges.
The results of a DUI charge can be brutal, such as suspended driver’s license and possible jail time, not to mention stiff fines and costs.
Our attorneys have experience dealing with the State Attorney’s Offices. This allows us to work for a favorable settlement or disposition of your case.
1. DUI Traffic Stop
There must be probable cause to stop a vehicle. This is an important right to those charged with driving under the influence. The law in this area is complex, but may lead to the suppression of the evidence of DUI.
2. Breath Test
A breath test is usually a part of a DUI arrest, or in some cases blood or urine tests are performed. There can be stiff penalties for drivers who refuse to cooperate in breath, blood or urine tests.
3. Suspended License
A DUI results in an immediate license suspension.The DUI traffic ticket acts as a 10-day temporary permit. But, you only have 10 days to request an administrative hearing for a temporary license.
4. DUI Penalties
Florida law provides tough penalties for DUIs. Depending on the facts and circumstances of the case. One of the most important factors is whether or not the driver has prior DUI convictions.
5. DUI Crashes
Many DUI cases involve auto crashes. Florida law provides for even stiffer potential penalties when a person commits a DUI, and in the process, also causes property damage, personal injury, or death.
6. Act Now!
The sooner you hire a lawyer, the sooner you will have the benefit of the help of a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney to assist you in navigating through the complicated DUI legal process.