Hundreds of people are charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI) across the country every day. Even though many people don’t give this offense the seriousness it deserves, being charged with a DUI could have grave consequences.
Penalties include but are not limited to:
- Community service
- DUI school or alcohol counseling
- Ignition interlock device
- Revocation of license
It is mandatory that you submit to BAC testing, either in the form of a breath or blood test. If you refuse, your license could be suspended.
Florida has a zero tolerance policy for drivers under the age of 21 and anyone with alcohol level above 0.02% will face immediate suspension. The limit for drivers over the age of 21 is 0.08%.
Possible Defenses Against DUI Charges
Arresting people who have consumed a substantial quantity of alcohol or other drugs (including prescribed) helps to keep our roads safe. However, in many cases, people arrested for a DUI have little or no alcohol/drugs in their system. Everyone who has been charged with driving while intoxicated deserves a zealous, unbiased defense. There are a variety of solid defense tactics that can be used against DUI charges, including:
- Showing that you were a victim of an illegal arrest
- Demonstrating that the breathalyzer used to calculate your blood alcohol content was faulty
- Showing that the chain of evidence has been compromised
The strategy that your attorney will adopt depends almost entirely on the unique circumstances surrounding your arrest. As an experienced DUI lawyer, I have the skills and experience necessary to investigate all aspects of your case, and this may help unearth vital evidence which could prove to be the difference between a suspended license and an acquittal.
For a consultation to discuss the charges against you, contact me today at 1-305-433-0497.