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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