Orlando DUI & BUI Attorney
Defending Clients in Drunk Driving and Boating Cases in Orlando, Florida and Central Florida
In Florida, you are considered under the influence of drugs or alcohol if your normal faculties are demonstrably impaired as witnessed by law enforcement, if you register a 0.08 or higher blood alcohol concentration (BAC) on a breathalyzer test, or if drugs are found in your system through a chemical test which have impaired your driving abilities. If you are convicted of driving under the influence or boating under the influence, you face harsh penalties from a Florida court. DUI and BUI laws are complicated and defending them successfully requires a thorough understanding of how these cases are developed, prosecuted, and enforced in local courts.
Valid defenses do exist in DUI and BUI cases. Having an experienced Orlando criminal defense attorney handling your case from the moment of your arrest is key to a successful defense. At the Law Office of Adam Pollack, our Orlando DUI / BUI lawyer is thoroughly knowledgeable in the laws concerning these offenses and in how to aggressively defend such cases. Many aspects of your case can be investigated, including whether law enforcement had probable cause for pulling you over, whether proper police procedure and administration of chemical tests were done, whether such chemical test equipment was properly maintained, and more.
DUI and BUI Laws and Penalties
It is important to take prompt action when involved in an Orlando DUI. You have only 10 days from the date of your arrest to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license in an administrative hearing. Furthermore, if you are convicted, your punishment will be based on whether you have prior convictions, the percentage of your BAC, and whether a minor was in your vehicle at the time of your arrest.
A first offense will be charged as a misdemeanor, punishable by up to 180 days in jail, probation for up to one year, fines of $250 to $500, a license suspension of 6 months to a year, 50 hours of community service, DUI school, and a vehicle impoundment. For a BAC of over .15 percent, these penalties will be more severe. Our Orlando DUI / BUI lawyer will work diligently to help you fight such charges and minimize their consequences.
Retain an Attorney Immediately
As stated above, you only have 10 days to take action with regard to your driving privileges. However, the defense should start well before that time. A skilled criminal defense attorney needs to begin investigating immediately, speaking to witnesses and going through the police report and chemical testing evidence. There may be crucial defenses and expert witnesses that need to be retained right away to secure your rights. Do not wait, call a Board Certified Criminal Trial lawyer today. Call Adam Pollack today.