Defend Against DUI/DWI Charges
Driving under the influence is by far the criminal charge that most affects ordinary people. It can result in the loss of your driver’s license, even without a conviction.
Florida is an “implied consent” state and if you refuse an officer’s request to blow into an Intoxilyzer, you can lose your license for up to 18 months.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI, contact us now. You may have just 10 days to request an administrative hearing or forfeit your driving privileges. The administrative hearing is separate from your criminal case and can have dire consequences affecting your employment, your insurance rates and your future.
There May Be Flaws In The Case Against You
Your stop may have been the result of a routine checkpoint or a minor traffic infraction. Typically, an arrest is based simply on the officer’s opinion that you did not perform to his or her satisfaction on a series of so-called voluntary roadside sobriety exercises. Breathalyzers and Intoxilyzers are not infallible. Operators do make mistakes. A single officer’s biased opinion may have been enough for an arrest, but often is insufficient for a conviction in court.
Our veteran trial attorneys are experienced in not only effective cross-examination, but legal technicalities as well. If this is your first DUI, you need to thoroughly explore all options before resolving your case.
If this is not your first DUI, you may be facing mandatory jail or loss of your license for five to 10 years and sometimes life.
Contact us immediately for a free consultation on any of the following subjects:
- License revocations or suspensions
- Administrative hearings
- Intoxilyzer results
- DUI penalties
- DUI manslaughter/homicide
- Work permits
- DUI school
- DUI accidents
- License reinstatements
Contact Aiken, O’Halloran & Foley
If you have been arrested in Fort Myers, Punta Gorda, contact one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys at any of our Lee, Charlotte or Sarasota County offices for a free consultation with a criminal lawyer at any time day or night. Call today at no cost or obligation to discuss your legal problem.