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Orlando DUI Lawyer
Every day, people are arrested on DUI charges throughout Orlando. Many of these people are hard working men and women who have never been in trouble with the law. In order to prevent one bad decision from impacting your life for years to come, you will need the help of an experienced criminal lawyer.
What are Florida's DUI Laws
- A blood alcohol level (BAC) of .08 or higher
- Driving while impaired by a chemical substance
While impaired by a controlled substance
Simply failing the breathalyzer is not enough to justify a solid conviction or strong penalties. Our DUI attorneys will examine all the details surrounding your arrest, including the field sobriety test protocol, probable cause, accuracy of the breath sample, and any possible constitutional rights violations. We will look for any places where the arresting officer made a mistake in protocol in order to help you successfully challenge your charges.
Penalties for a DUI in Orlando
Usually DUI penalties can be broken down into the number of times the offense has been committed.
|First Time Offenders||Second Time Offenders||Third Time Offenders|
|Jail time of 6 to 9 months||Jail time of 9 months to 1 year||
Jail time up to 1 year
|Fines between $500 to $2,000||Fines between $1,000 to $4,000||Fines between $2,000 to $5,000|
|License Suspended for 180 days to 1 year||License Suspended for 5 years||License Suspended for 10 years|
|Interlocking Ignition Device required||Interlocking Ignition Device required||Interlocking Ignition Device required|
Other Penalties can Include
- Vehicle Impoundment
For a full list of DUI penalties under Florida law click here.
Challenging the cause of the stop: While often difficult to prove, evidence that is obtained at a stop lacking probable cause can be suppressed which can result in a case dismissal.
Challenge the Breathalyzer: There are several things that can cause a false reading from breathalyzer. The temperature outside, atmospheric pressure and physical makeup of an individual can all lead to an incorrect reading.
Challenge test result: Having the a blood or urine test sample re-tested through an independent toxicology may provide results lower than the initial crime lab results.
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