Being accused of DUI is not only embarrassing, but a conviction can have long-term effects on your personal and professional reputation, as well as restrict your ability to drive for six months or longer. If you or a loved one has been accused of drunk driving and are potentially facing legal consequences, we urge you to contact a Florida DUI attorney from The Law Offices of Richard R. Kuritz at once.
At our firm, the legal team has experience with DUI laws and is extensively familiar with defending cases of drunk driving. We take pride in our ability to act quickly, aggressively and effectively on behalf of our clients accused of all types of DUI offenses. We treat our clients with respect and take action to defend their reputation and future both in and out of court. When you need proven results and experienced representation on your side, look no further. Our firm is ready to defend your case, your rights and your future.
Just as in any other state, Florida has strict rules and regulations on drinking and driving. While not all drinking and driving cases result in an arrest and conviction, some cases quickly spiral out of control without help from a competent Florida DUI defense lawyer. In our beautiful state, no driver is allowed to get behind the wheel of a vehicle with a blood alcohol content at or above .08%. The law additionally states that a person's BAC does not need to actually be at .08% for an arrest to take place, the driver simply has to have their abilities impaired by a substance such as alcohol or drugs.
In many unfortunate cases, an environmental reason, such as cloudy weather could prevent a person from seeing a stoplight. Not being aware that the light is red, the driver could accidently run the light. A nearby officer suspects that the driver is under the influence of alcohol and pulls the individual over. After several field sobriety tests, such as the walk and turn test or one legged stand, the officer comes to the conclusion that the driver is, in fact, drunk. In reality, a number of reasons could have contributed to the driver "failing" the field sobriety tests, including nerves of being arrested and charged with a crime he or she did not commit.
It happens all the time. An overzealous officer will make mistakes or overlook other conditions when trying to make an arrest for DUI. The consistency with which these types of wrongful actions happen could leave you to pick up the pieces of an arrest, vehicle impoundment or conviction. Unlawful police stops in which a person's breath and blood is tested should not be used as evidence against you. Furthermore, field sobriety tests are rarely 100% accurate and should not be taken as such. Therefore, if you are now up for DUI sentencing, it is crucial to seek legal assistance from a professional who can help you determine whether a plea bargain is the right route for you.
If you have been wrongly arrested or accused of drunk driving, do not wait another minuteto get the help you need. Call our Florida DUI defense attorney without hesitance today.
When immediate defense action is taken, you increase the possibility of having your charges dismissed or reduced. If your case goes to trial, we will argue your case and fight for an acquittal. Our negotiating skills and professional approach to cases provide clients with vigorous support when facing accusations of all types of DUI charges.
We defend clients who are accused of DUI in a range of cases, including multiple DUI, commerical DUI, DUID and underage DUI. Drinking and driving is considered to be a harmful and criminal act because of its potential to seriously injure drivers, passengers and other cars on the road. In some instances, manslaughter or vehicular homicide charges are even slapped on those who have been convicted of a DUI accident that resulted in the death of another. Drunk driving could be considered one of the most reckless driving behaviors because of the number of lives it endangers. When the person accused of DUI is also driving while license suspended or the person leaves the scene of the accident early, even more serious penalties could ensue.
Whatever questions you have regarding your recent DUI, chances are that we have the answers. We have represented clients in administrative hearings before DUI Hearing Officers at DHSMV in order to seek reinstatement of our client's driving privileges. Furthermore, we have the knowledge you may need to tackle DUI bonds, DUI arraignment, appeals and expungements.