FIRST TIME DUI
Florida has some of the nation’s toughest laws for driving under the influence (DUI), even for first time offenders. Most of our clients are good people who have made a bad choice to drive home after having a few drinks.
The potential consequences of a conviction for a first time offense include high fines, license suspension, jail time and an arrest record. Even if you know you were driving while drunk, it is a mistake not to retain a lawyer to defend you. As a first-time offender, you may be eligible for a pre-trial diversion program that will result in the charges being dismissed.
If a pre-trial diversion is not possible, we will look at every aspect of the evidence for mistakes that can get your case dismissed or the charge reduced:
- Did the officer have a valid reason to pull you over?
- Did the officer violate proper procedure in any way?
- Were the field sobriety tests administered properly?
- Were the results of the breath or blood test accurate?
A lawyer can request a DMV hearing within ten days of your arrest that may prevent your license from being suspended or allow you to get a business or employment purpose license.
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