Being arrested is scary and confusing, and not something that happens to everyone all the time. It is natural to feel anxiety if you have been charged with a crime or even just received a speeding ticket. The legal process is complex and going to Court can be intimidating. But if you have the right defense attorney on your side you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands. It is also helpful to know some things you can do, to help make sure your case goes smoothly.
In Florida you can be charged with DUI if your BAC is over 0.08. The way this is determined is usually by taking a breath test at the scene, and this is also the place where a driver can make fatal mistakes. Here are some things you can do to avoid making the top three DUI defense mistakes:
- Act fast! A DUI is a criminal case and also includes an administrative proceeding regarding loss of your driver’s license. When you are arrested for DUI your license is revoked, but you can do things to get it back or obtain a modified license. But you will miss your chance to ask for a limited right to drive is you do not take fast action. You only have ten days after the arrest to seek review of the suspension. Miss this deadline and you miss your chance.
- Accepting the breath test results as accurate is also a mistake. There are several factors that can cause a test result to be unreliable and you should explore every option available.
- Giving too much information to the arresting officer during the traffic stop and arrest. You are expected to answer the police officer’s questions, but you are not required to elaborate. Short and concise answers are perfectly fine.
Most DUI are defensible, you just have to know what actions to take. Enlisting the help of a knowledgeable defense attorney is a critical step. We have experience defending DUI’s and fighting for your right to drive. Call us today.
If you have been charged with DUI, call an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast to help you. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.