Being charged with DUI is a frightening experience. There seem to be a million questions that go through your head soon after the arrest, some of the most important being whether you will lose your license and how likely it is you can win your case. Every case is different, with unique facts that can help your specific situation. It is important to use a skilled attorney, so the strongest defense strategy can be developed and your rights protected.
In Florida, you can be charged with a DUI if your blood alcohol level is 0.08 or more. Some of the things you will need to explore when defending a case include:
● Were you given the opportunity to refuse the breath test at the time of the traffic stop?
● Why were you stopped?
● Was the field sobriety test properly administered?
● Were you taking any medication at the time of your stop?
● Were you advised of your right to an attorney?
These are but a few of the critical aspects of a DUI case, and careful examination of the facts of your case is required in order to present an effective defense. There are instances where the equipment malfunctions, leading to false positives on the breath test; or your case might involve the circumstance where you were not advised your rights. Whatever issues are unique to your situation, an experienced DUI defense attorney can help you figure out the best way to approach your case for a result that is satisfactory.
If you have questions about DUI defense, call our office for more information on how to defend the charges. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.