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In DUI Defense, the more complicated the matter, the more likely it is to offer ways to challenge.

The fact is not everyone arrested for DUI gets convicted of DUI.

Give me a call and lets discuss your side of what happened, as well as the strengths and weaknesses of the case against you, and from there explore the possibilities.



If you, a family member or friend are accused of, or charged with DUI, you should seek the advise of an experienced DUI lawyer. I have personally represented people accused of DUI for over 20 years in Central Florida. Consultation is free and confidential.

DUI also known as “Drunk Driving” became a popular target crime. A public outcry facilitated by so called private citizen groups, insurance companies and Politicians. The Florida legislature has over many years joined in that endeavor by continually introducing changes specific to this area of Law.

Basically DUI consists of: Driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within the State of Florida while under the influence of alcohol or other substance to the extent that the “normal faculties” of the driver are impaired.

The complications begin with the inclusion of the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV). There is an administrative proceeding that may apply, separate from the Courts. Generally, upon arrest for DUI and if it is alleged that you refused a Breath test or you took it, and scored at least .08. DMV may suspend your Drivers License. YOU ONLY HAVE 10 DAYS in which to challenge that suspension or you will waive that right.

The legislature imposed mandatory minimum sentencing and ranges specific to DUI on the Courts. Prior convictions, Scores relating to blood alcohol or substance, the presence of a minor, accidents, and injury, may affect the mandatory minimum and sentence range. The Court may not go lower than the minimum as long as the charge remains DUI.

DUI is complicated by the attempted use of quasi-scientific testimony as well as so called scientific testing results. Breath/Blood of at least .08 may create a rebuttable presumption as to impairment. Typically some form of video will also be in use.

DUI can range from a misdemeanor to a felony. DUI can also have ramifications outside the Court system in terms of the cost of car insurance, job opportunity, and professional licenses.

The following is a general outline regarding Mandatory minimums and sentence ranges. The Mandatory minimum sentences and ranges can also be affected by factors such as accidents with property damage, accidents with serious personal injury or death, .15 or above breath/blood results and the presence of a minor in the vehicle. You should rely Florida Statute 316.193 as to current penalties.