The Labor Day holiday is just around the corner, and as summer comes to its official end, you can bet there will be plenty of backyard bar-b-que parties and other functions to attend. Coming together with friends and family is an important part of life, and helps people stay connected to their loved ones. But when the wrong mix of ingredients is at play, trouble can follow. If you are planning to attend a party this holiday, or at any time of the year, take steps to avoid landing in legal trouble and especially the trouble of being pulled over for DUI.

In Florida you can be arrested for DUI if your blood alcohol level is over 0.08%. The penalties range from jail time to probation, with all cases including the imposition of financial fines and costs. In order to avoid these harsh consequences, your best bet is to avoid a DUI altogether. Here are some of the more popular ways to avoid being charged with DUI:

  • Designate a driver.
  • Call a cab or other driving service for a safe ride home.
  • Stay where you are rather than driving.
  • Participate in activities that do not require driving.

If you do happen to be charged with DUI though, you can and should defend the charges. Many times there are flaws in the field sobriety test, either with the test itself or in the testing procedures used. We know how to identify these flaws and use them to your advantage. Many times a first time offender can resolve their case by probation, and the impact on daily life is minimal. We take the steps needed to obtain a modified driver’s license for your use while on probation, and can help to negotiate terms that fit your schedule. Our team of experienced criminal and DUI defense attorneys has helped countless others with their DUI cases, and can help you too. Call us today to find out what to expect, and for a review of your case. Together we will develop a defense strategy that works, as we explain every step of the process to you.

If you been arrested for DUI, contact an experienced criminal defense attorney in Stuart and the Treasure Coast for answers. Your first visit is a free consultation and we work with you to reach results that fit your needs.