Orlando DUI Lawyer
Defense Against Drunk Driving Charges In Florida
Arrested for drunk driving? At The Wiseman Law Firm, we have assisted countless clients in defending charges related to drunk driving, driving under the influence of drugs, and other DUI-related charges over the last 15+ years. No matter how incriminating your blood and/or breath test results, there are ways to effectively fight your charges. As a former prosecutor, we can personally walk you through the courts, DMV hearings, and do whatever it takes to protect your driving record and future.
Multiple DUI offenses can be harshly prosecuted in the state of Florida. You can be charged as a "habitual traffic offender" if you have three or more DUI convictions in a five year period. This means you could lose your driver's license for up to five years. We are available 24/7 when you need us to help protect your rights. It is important to call us as early as possible so we can not only get to work obtaining and challenging all the evidence against you, but can protect your rights, future, freedom, and reputation when you are being questioned by the police.
Below are some useful resources for clients facing DUI charges:
Learn more during a free case review with our Orlando DUI attorney. We are available 24/7.
What are the DUI Penalties in Florida
Most people think of DUI charges as only being associated with driving under the influence of alcohol While this is the most common type of DUI arrest, DUI, or driving under the influence, covers many other situations which can affect the penalties you may face.
DUI situations can include:
- Driving under the influence of marijuana
- Driving a commercial vehicle while intoxicated
- Driving a boat while under the influence (also known as a BUI)
- Driving intoxicated while under the age of 21
- Driving under the influence of prescription drugs
If you are a first-time offender and have no other criminal history, talk to us to find out whether you might qualify for a pre-trial diversion program. This program, which can last up to 9 months, may result in the eventual dropping of your DUI charges once you complete the terms of the program.
Whether you are a first- or a fourth-time DUI offender, we can provide you with other options. Although bouncing back from a DUI offense for the second, third, or fourth time is understandably much more difficult than the first, we can still find ways to help you minimize the penalties against you.
The following are the effects of a first-time DUI misdemeanor:
- Up to 180 days in jail
- Up to one year of probation
- $500-$1000 fine
- Suspension from 6 months to 1 year
- 50 hours of community service or $10 per hour of community service
- Level 1 of DUI school
- Victim Awareness Program
- Vehicle impound for 10 days
Florida DUI Defense Strategies
At The Wiseman Law Firm, we can employ several legal strategies to help you in your DUI defense case.
We can investigate the details of your drunk driving case to determine if there was:
- An arbitrary or improper stop by the police
- Failure to follow sobriety text protocol
- An improper maintenance and testing of blood samples
- Miranda violations
- Any inappropriate communication from law enforcement
- Rules of evidence and procedure violations
These are just some of the defenses commonly used against DUI charges. Our attorney is thorough and meticulous when preparing cases, and we can work to protect your best interests and freedom.
Aggressive, Zealous, and Effective DUI Representation
From thoroughly investigating the details of your DUI stop and questioning the validity of all chemical tests, to guiding you through administrative suspension hearings with the DMV, we work aggressively and efficiently to resolve your charges in the best possible manner. Learn more about how we can help you build a strong defense today.
We make it our priority to be accessible to clients. Available 24 hours a day, we will keep you continually updated on your case.
With experience as a former prosecutor, Attorney Wiseman has secured many successful results in high-stakes criminal cases.
Our law firm comes strongly recommended by past clients and by peers in the legal community. We are known for thorough preparation.
A former prosecutor, Attorney Wiseman brings over two decades' experience to each case, successfully advocating for his clients' rights.
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