Most DUI arrests are a first time offense and the defendant’s first experience with the criminal court system. This can be a confusing and frightening time, with many questions. At the Ferraro Law Group we have years of experience defending people for traffic violations, including DUI cases. We aggressively defend the charges against you while putting you at ease and making sure you understand the process. To help put your fears to rest, we’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions for DUI cases.
In Florida, a DUI is defined as driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or more. The following list are among the most common questions and concerns that arise after a DUI arrest:
- Will I lose my license?
● How long will my case take?
● What is an interlock device?
● Can I enter a plea?
Your driver’s license is subject to suspension in a DUI case if you refuse to take the breath test. And, even if you submitted to the test your license is still at risk. In order to maintain your driving privileges you must request an administrative hearing to keep your license. This must be done within a specified amount of time after the arrest and if you miss that deadline you will not be able to request driving privileges later. The time it takes to resolve your case depends on the facts of your case, and our job is to help you prepare for the specific facts of your case. Part of the resolution of your matter may include a term of probation, which is imposed after entering a plea. One of the most common terms of probation is the requirement you have an interlock device installed in your car, which is a device that will not allow your car to start until you blow into it and register no alcohol on your breath. For more information and to learn how to develop a defense that meets your needs, call one of our DUI defense attorneys today.
If you have been charged with DUI, contact us to learn what to do next. Call to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast today. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.