Florida DUI Attorneys, Retain legal help for less
Florida DUI attorneys know that being arrested for DUI is a humbling and humiliating experience. DUI is the most common type of criminal charge as it often happens to people of all ages, all income brackets and quite often, to people who have never had a brush with the law.
Retain a DUI Lawyer for as little as $999 because the immediate consequence of a DUI is the loss of certain driving privileges. The long term effects can be far reaching, such as the loss of employment, higher insurance rates and possible jail time if you get arrested again for a DUI in Florida. The time to think about getting a Florida DUI attorney is the day after you are arrested.
Florida DUI Attorneys can help Maintaining your driving privileges
• This is because our lawyers can assist you in maintaining your driving privileges by obtaining a hardship license for you immediately.
• After your DUI arrest you have only 10 days to request an administrative review hearing to retain your driving privileges.
• A formal administrative review hearing is held so you may ask to retain your driving privileges and for the state of Florida to grant or not grant the ability to maintain your driver’s license with or without restrictions.
DUI Suspension Periods
The various suspension periods depend on whether you took a breath test or not. Our lawyers can help you navigate the often confusing path in the road to getting your normal driver’s license back as soon as possible. If you do not have the advice of a lawyer from the beginning, you may be ineligible for a hardship license should you be found guilty of a DUI. It is very important that you speak to one of our Florida DUI Attorneys as soon as possible after your arrest to find what legal aid we can provide to you.
Appearing in criminal court before a criminal judge for a DUI
Appearing in criminal court before a criminal judge for a DUI can often be a daunting and intimidating experience, if you have never been through anything like this. If you retain one of our lawyers, he/she can waive your appearance for most of the initial court hearings so that you do not have to worry about appearing in court. Our DUI attorneys or DWI attorneys can review the evidence against you to help better evaluate whether the State can prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt. This evidence may include a video tape of you at the scene where you were arrested. This is a vital piece of evidence as it is the best evidence of whether you appeared intoxicated at the time you were driving.
Repeat DUI offenders
With first time or repeat DUI offenders or vehicle can and will be confiscated. The courts can allow for a motorist’s vehicle to be seized by the local law enforcement agency for a limited time or even permanently for repeat or if there are drugs involved at the time of arrest. In most cases the vehicle is available for return after a fine and/or towing fees are satisfied after your release from jail.
Florida Abuse and Addiction Assessment
Keep in mind that alcohol is a drug and, if you are arrested for DUI in Florida, you will be assessed for drugs and alcohol abuse and addiction alike. This is usually performed during your DUI Education period but not always. Your Florida DUI attorney can walk you through this awkward process.
DUI Education Course
You will need to attend a Florida approved DUI prevention course.
Drug and Alcohol Treatment
Treatments can vary in the length of time based on your treatment assessment. You are very likely to be told to complete either private or group counseling for drug abuse and attend local Alcoholics Anonymous meetings or Narcotics Anonymous meetings.
After being arrested and, depending on the Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) at the time you were tested or if you are a repeat offender, a vehicle ignition interlock breathing device may need to be installed, at your cost, to measure a vehicle operators BAC. It will prevent the operation of the vehicle if more than a minimal amount of alcohol is detected; say a BAC level of .15. You will be required to pay the costs of installation, rental, maintenance and removal of an ignition interlock device during your program. A Florida DUI lawyer will try his/her hardest to ask the State to keep you from having to use this device and this is only one of the things your lawyer will attempt to do for you.
Our Florida DUI Attorneys have years of experience!
Our attorneys have years of experience in reviewing this type of evidence and can advise you on whether or not you have a good case. Often, our attorneys are successful in negotiating a reduction in your DUI charge to Reckless Driving. A Reckless Driving charge does not look as bad on your record as a DUI and carries less severe penalties. Should your case be one of the few cases that go to trial, you will be getting an experienced trial attorney on your side. Our Florida DUI attorneys have years of experience and been involved in thousands of DUI cases on both the State and defense side.