If you've been arrested for drunk driving, referred to as a DUI Offense, you are probably concerned about the possibility of both doing jail time and losing your driver's license. You also may not be sure what to do next. We are here to help you through this situation.
We have tried many DUI cases, including both jury trials and non-jury bench trials. Our priority is to get you back on the road and get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.
The longer you wait to obtain the legal services of an experienced DUI defense lawyer, your ability to achieve a successful or desired result in your legal situation may be dramatically reduced.
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You only have 10 days from the date of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the department of motor vehicles. At this point you may request to be granted hardship driving privileges while you are involved in the legal process of defending yourself against DUI charges.
The first thing we will do when you come to us with a drunk driving case is find out which court is handling your case, as different courts handle DUI cases differently, with some requiring alcohol assessments.
We will fully examine the evidence against you, including the police report and breathalyzer test results, to determine whether the evidence will be admissible in court. We understand the legal requirements that apply to evidence in drunk driving cases in Florida, including the calibration of breathalyzer devices.
If you are convicted of drunk driving, you face a minimum of three days mandatory jail time. However, it may be possible to get a waiver of this jail time for participating in a driver's intervention program.
Other penalties include: