If you’re facing a DUI charge, you’re likely very worried about it. A conviction and the consequences can be serious. You could even face jail time, depending on the circumstances.
However, our firm may be able to help you avoid the charge and its serious consequences. Whether through a reduction of your charges or a dismissal, your attorneys will fight for your freedom with the evidence we collect to support your case. During a consultation, learn about how your Titusville criminal DUI lawyer can help.
What Are the Consequences of a DUI Conviction in Florida?
In Florida, a conviction of driving under the influence (DUI) can have serious consequences. However, it depends on the circumstances, such as whether the person has been convicted before. If the circumstances are serious, the conviction may be considered a felony, and the consequences could be severe. If the circumstances aren’t as serious, the conviction would be a misdemeanor, and the consequences less severe.
Per Florida Statutes § 316.193, the consequences are as follows. If a person is convicted for the first time, they may face a misdemeanor and a fine of several hundred dollars. However, depending on certain other circumstances, such as whether property was damaged in the incident, the person could also face jail time of several months. There may be other consequences, such as having to get an ignition interlock device installed in their vehicle.
If a person is convicted of a DUI more than once within a certain number of years, or if another person was seriously harmed in an incident, the consequences can become especially severe. A conviction could be escalated to a felony, and the consequences could include fines of several thousand dollars and jail time lasting several years. The person’s license could be permanently revoked, as well.
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What Can a Titusville Criminal DUI Lawyer Do for Me?
Your lawyer may be able to reduce the consequences of a conviction, or even have your charge dismissed altogether. To fight for positive outcomes like these, your lawyer will do all of the following for you:
Protect You From Other Parties
These parties may include the authorities and the prosecution who might attempt to question you about the incident. As your representatives, we will stand in for you during these conversations, so you don’t unintentionally incriminate yourself. We will also protect your rights during any interactions with other attorneys and investigating officers.
Collect Evidence for Your Defense
We will gather evidence to support your story, such as traffic camera footage of the incident or the results of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test. Your lawyer will seek this evidence out and build your defense upon it. To bolster your defense, your lawyer can also seek out corroborating evidence, such as a statement from an eyewitness, or even testimony from an expert witness, like a car accident reconstructionist.
Scrutinize Evidence Supporting Your Charge
There may be issues with the evidence in the prosecution’s case. For instance, if the BAC test wasn’t administered properly, there could be issues with the test results. These results can be invalidated by a judge if they are proven to have been illegally or improperly administered. There could even be issues with a witness’s account of the incident, which may invalidate it.
Determine the Best Defense for You
Depending on the circumstances around the incident and the evidence, there could be a number of potential defenses for you. For one, if the arresting officer neglected to inform you of the consequences of refusing a Breathalyzer test, and you refused, your lawyer could use failure to inform as a defense. As a result, many of your charges could be dropped.
As another option, your lawyer could use lack of probable cause as a defense. This could show you were arrested unlawfully, which could result in the case being dropped.
The best defense for you could be insufficient evidence, illegally obtained evidence, or possibly entrapment. There are multiple possible defenses, and your lawyer will find and utilize the best ones.
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What if the Situation is Serious?
Depending on the situation and its severity, you and your lawyer may decide the best option is to plead guilty to a lesser charge, like reckless driving, and make a deal for lesser consequences. If you have a clean or decent record, this appeal could work very well for you.
Your lawyer might even be able to have the DUI charge expunged from your record if it is otherwise clean. When a charge is expunged, it’s either removed or hidden from a criminal record.
If you lose your license, your lawyer could appeal for some driving privileges. Even if you face jail time, we can help, such as by requesting lower bail.
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What Can You Tell Me About Your Titusville Criminal DUI Lawyers?
You should have a sound defense for your case, and one of our attorneys can provide it. Our Florida firm has over 40 attorneys, and each of them benefits from the decades of experience our firm has accumulated. Much of this experience is with criminal defense cases, including DUI defense cases like yours. During our practice, we’ve been very successful, and today, we have the awards to show for it.
We understand your situation must be very stressful. Thankfully, one of our criminal defense attorneys can relieve you of legal matters and fight hard for the best possible outcome, whether that’s reduced charges or an acquittal.
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Our firm may be able to help you avoid your DUI charge or reduce the consequences. Regardless, you can expect us to fight hard for you. During a consultation, we’ll be able to tell you more about our Titusville criminal DUI attorneys and how one can help–no matter what the situation may be.
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