DUI Florida First Offense
Evaluating Your Florida DUI Case
The first thing to look at in a DUI case is the stop. A law enforcement officer must have a stated legal ground to stop your vehicle. Sometimes an officer made believe that a driving pattern justifies a stop, when legally that may not be correct.
—> Challenging the stop
—> Suppressing the evidence
—> Challenging the breath test
An experienced Florida DUI attorney will be familiar with case law and rulings regarding stop issues. You should discuss these with your attorney. Also, there are specific statutory rules and procedures that must be specifically adhered to regarding the offering and taking of a breath test, blood test, or urine test.
If these procedures are not followed, the results of any these tests may not be admissible in court. Florida has what is called an implied consent law. It is implied that you have consented to a breath test if the officer has cause to believe that you are driving under the influence. However, you do have the ability to refuse or decline this test. Under certain circumstances, an officer may also request a urine test. This is most often for
the detection of control substances are chemicals. There are also certain rules in regards to the manner of this request and the admissibility of the results.
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Larry Sandefer – Drunk Driving Defense Attorney & DUI Defense Lawyer
* Over 30 Years Courtroom Experience
* Former Lead Trial Lawyer & Division Director
* Over 5000 Criminal Cases Handled
* Hundreds of Jury Trials as sole or lead counsel
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FLORIDA DUI DEFENSE TOPICS
* Evaluation of Your DUI Case – The first thing to look at in a Florida DUI case is the stop. A law enforcement officer must have a stated legal ground to stop your vehicle.
* Other Types of DUI Accusations – Many DUI cases involve the accusation of impairment due to drug ingestion. Not only are we experienced in this area, we have access to experts including renowned chemists to review your case and offer testimony if necessary.
* Felony DUI & DUI with Serious Injuries – A DUI can become a felony if it is the third DUI conviction and the previous conviction is within 10 years. A fourth DUI conviction is also classified as a felony.
* DUI Manslaughter – A DUI MANSLAUGHTER occurs when there is a death of a human being caused or contributed to by a person who is driving under the influence to the extent his or her normal faculties are impaired.
* Possible Penalties for DUI – Penalties for DUI can increase if a person has any prior convictions for driving under the influence. The number of convictions, when they occurred, and even whether you were represented can have dramatic affects on your license and penalties.
* Traffic DUI Law – Arrested for a Florida Traffic DUI? In Florida, if you have been arrested for DUI and your breath test result was .08 or higher, or if you refused to take the breath test, the officer probably took your driver’s license from you.
* Florida DUI Developments – Larry Sandefer attends valuable programs locally and nationally such as “Masters of DUI”, “Blood, Breath and Tears”, as well as the National DUI Conference put on by the National College of DUI Defense
* FREE DUI Case Evaluation – Contact us today for a Free Florida DUI Case Evaluation.