Although a drunk driving charge may seem minor at first, DUI charges can have a serious impact on an accused individual’s personal and professional lives. It can create a criminal record that will follow the accused individual as well as result in serious penalties and consequences. This is especially true considering that potential penalties have been increasing in Florida.
It is important to note that there are different ways that accused individuals may find themselves facing drunk driving charges in Florida. Drunk driving charges may be based on the accused individual having a blood alcohol content level that tests above .08, but charges might also be based on the results of field sobriety tests or the observations and alleged facts asserted by authorities such as that the driver was driving erratically.
Individuals who are accused of driving under influence may face serious penalties. These penalties may include incarceration and fines, as well as other consequences such as the loss of one’s driver’s license. As a result, it is important to be familiar with drunk driving defense options. These options may be able to help with the loss of a driver’s license and the other possible penalties accused individuals may face. Drunk driving defense strategies may be based on tests administered or the testimony of police.
Impaired driving charges are serious, which is why understanding how to aggressively respond to them is necessary for any accused individual. Only then can an individual ensure that he or she is fully protecting his or her best interests as fully as possible. A skilled legal team, like the one at our firm, will know how to apply the law to the facts at hand to develop strong and persuasive legal arguments. Armed with these arguments, an individual may be able to negotiate a reasonable plea deal, see charges dismiss, or, if the matter goes to trial, obtain an acquittal.