Miami DUI Lawyer
Too many people who are facing charges of driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida do not contact a criminal defense lawyer regarding their case. Some individuals may believe that they have no option but to simply plead guilty while others may believe that DUI is not a severe enough offense to require the services of a criminal defense lawyer. However, failing to have qualified representation can often lead to significantly greater consequences than if you had a skilled lawyer handling your case.
The penalties that can result from a DUI conviction can have lasting effects on many aspects of your life. At the Baez Law Firm in Miami, we understands how to effectively defend against DUI charges and will explore every possible way to limit or eliminate the consequences you face. We have extensive experience successfully handling DUI cases, so please call our Miami DUI lawyers today if you have been arrested for DUI.
Consequences of a Florida DUI
Many different penalties can stem from a drunk driving case. Some of the most common consequences can include the following:
- Suspension of your Florida driver’s license;
- Time spent in jail;
- Costly fines;
- Having an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle;
- Community service;
- Alcohol awareness classes;
- Substance abuse evaluation or treatment.
If you have a prior DUI conviction on your record, the possible penalties you face will only increase with each subsequent offense. In addition, a DUI conviction on your driving record can result in the loss of your job or disqualification from future positions that require a clean driving record. Whether this is your first DUI or you have had prior convictions, we can help to limit the penalties associated with your DUI case in many ways.
Defenses Against DUI in Miami
Many people charged with DUI believe that they will automatically be found guilty, especially if a breath or blood test showed their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was over the legal limit of 0.08 percent. However, our experienced DUI defense lawyers know there are many ways to challenge the allegations against you and even challenge the results of a chemical test. Some common defenses in a DUI case can include:
- The breathalyzer device was not properly calibrated or the officer did not administer the test correctly;
- A forensic lab mishandled a blood sample;
- The traffic stop was in violation of your constitutional rights;
- There are inconsistencies or improbabilities in the police report or the officer’s recollection of the arrest;
- There is another explanation why you may have shown signs that were mistaken for impairment.
We will thoroughly investigate your case to identify every possible legal defense that is relevant in your case.
Consult with a Miami DUI Defense Lawyer for Free Today
The criminal defense lawyers at the Baez Law Firm commonly succeed in getting DUI charges dismissed or reduced, and in obtaining favorable plea deals from the prosecutor. Our Miami DUI defense lawyers are available to help you 24/7 and provide free consultations in English and Spanish. Please call today at 800-588-BAEZ for help.