Practice Areas -> DUI Cases

As a result of heightened public awareness concerning the dangers of Driving While Intoxicated, the Florida Legislature has passed increasing harsher penalties for DUI convictions, especially for repeat offenders. While no one condones such behavior, there are often circumstances under which a person is charged with DUI where there is insufficient or faulty evidence to establish guilt. While many police officers have been trained to recognize the signs of impairment, their roadside observations are subjective and often based on faulty assumptions. In addition, because of the legal presumptions which attach to breathalyzer results, it is critical to insure that the particular breath testing machine was properly maintained for the results to be admissible in court.

You should also be advised that the Court is required to impose certain mandatory jail sentences and driver’s license revocations for persons convicted of a 2nd or 3rd DUI within certain time periods. As a result of these potential penalties, If you are charged with a DUI offense, we examine all of the State’s evidence in great detail, and investigate whether there are witnesses and evidence available which will rebut the officer’s decision to arrest and the State’s decision to prosecute. Should the State not be willing to negotiate your case to a lesser charge, you can choose to set the case for jury trial. Be advised that while many local attorneys advertise that they handle DUI cases, you should always inquire about their trial experience and past results. Our extensive trial experience is a matter of public record and is available upon request.