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DUI (Driving Under the Influence)


Do you live in South Florida? Have you been arrested for a DUI? Our experienced South Florida DUI attorneys serve the below counties:

  • Palm Beach;
  • Broward; and
  • Miami-Dade

If you’re looking for a DUI attorney near you, call us. Our team understands that everyone makes mistakes. Whether you have a First DUI Offense, Second DUI Offense, Third DUI Offense, or Fourth DUI Offense, our aggressive attorneys are committed to building the best DUI defense strategy to have your DUI charge reduced or dismissed. We offer a free in person consultation and are available 24/7 to take your call. Let us help you come up with the best DUI defense strategy.

What Does DUI Mean?

DUI is the abbreviation for Driving Under the Influence. This offense entails driving a motor vehicle while impaired by either alcohol, drugs, or other substances.

What is a DUI Charge?

A DUI is considered an offense under Florida law. To be charged with this offense, the officer must prove impairment of normal faculties or unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .08 or above. It is important to remember that people react to alcohol differently, based on a number of facts including age, body weight, medications, sleep etc.

What to Do if You Are Pulled Over and Suspected of Driving While Impaired?

Being pulled over on suspicion that you are impaired can be one’s worst nightmare. Remember, our Constitution affords you certain rights- one being, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT. Anything you say can and will be used against you. It is critical that you do not provide any additional information to law enforcement that can and will likely be used against you later down the line.

A few things an officer is looking for are bloodshot, watery, or red eyes, odor of alcohol on the person’s breath, slurred speech, inability to understand questions, signs of being combative, argumentative or overly happy, and/or needing to lean against the vehicle for support.

What Are Field Sobriety Tests/Chemical Tests/?

When charged with a DUI, it may be possible that the officer asks to conduct a field sobriety test or a chemical test. A field sobriety test involves the officer asking you to perform different tasks. These tasks are designed to test your physical or cognitive abilities. They can include walking a straight line (heel to toe), maintaining your balance while standing on one leg, or the Horizontal Gaze Nystamus. A chemical test is conducted by using a breathalyzer. A breathalyzer is designed to measure your breath-alcohol- concentration. It is important to note, under Florida law, you are not required to consent to any of the above tests. However, if you refuse to provide a breath sample, it may be inferred that you were in fact impaired by alcohol and that is why you refused to blow. Refusing to blow can also lead to longer driver’s license suspensions than blowing a result above a .08. If it is your first time refusing to blow you could receive a 12 month suspension. However, the upside to not providing a breath sample is that the prosecuting attorney will not have additional damaging evidence to prosecute you.

Florida DUI charges are very serious and have consequences that can negatively impact your life and your future. To avoid a possible jail sentence, probation, hefty fines, and a criminal record, it’s important to hire an experienced DUI attorney in Fort Lauderdale, DUI attorney in Plantation, DUI attorney in Pembroke Pines, DUI attorney in Hollywood, DUI attorney in Palm Beach, DUI attorney in Boca Raton, DUI attorney in Delray Beach, DUI attorney in Boynton Beach, DUI attorney in Jupiter, DUI attorney in Palm Beach Gardens. Our DUI attorneys offer a free consultation. Call us today.954-408-4160.