Have You Been Accused of a DUI in Ft. Lauderdale?
Meldon Law can guide you through the process.
You’ve been accused of a DUI. Now what? The legal team at Meldon Law works hard at protecting the rights of individuals accused of drunk driving in Ft. Lauderdale. Timing is extremely important in these cases, so please contact our office today for more information.
To convict you of DUI, the prosecutor must prove that you were in physical control of a vehicle while:
- Your faculties were impaired by alcohol, or
- Your blood alcohol content (BAC) was 0.08 percent or higher
At Meldon Law, we can assist in DUI cases whether or not they involve breath or blood test results over 0.08. We will build an individual defense strategy based on the evidence against you and the circumstances of your case. The sooner you call, the sooner we can begin protecting your rights.
What Can Happen?
There are many possible penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida, both imposed by the criminal court and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. The court can issue a sentence for probation, fines, or even jail time, as well as other requirements such as drunk driving education classes or community service. The Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles can revoke your driver’s license for a certain period of time and can require that you have an ignition interlock device installed on your vehicle for reinstatement under certain circumstances.
The specific penalties you face will depend on whether you are accused of causing bodily injury while drunk driving and whether you have prior DUI convictions within a certain period of time.
You will need Qualified Representation
Just because you’ve been charged with DUI does not mean that a conviction and harsh penalties are inevitable. Our experienced legal team has many ways to defend against DUI charges to have your charges reduced or dismissed altogether. Only some examples of the many defense strategies in Florida DUI cases include:
- Challenging the legality of your traffic stop or arrest
- Challenging the accuracy of chemical tests
- Identifying when there were problems with field sobriety testing
- Challenging the testimony of the arresting officer
- Providing another explanation of why you may have seemed impaired, such as fatigue or illness
In addition, our lawyers know how to negotiate with Fort Lauderdale prosecutors to reach a plea bargain. This can result in a lesser charge, known as a “wet reckless,” or lesser penalties for a guilty plea. We explore every possible option to obtain the most favorable result we can for each and every client-facing DUI allegations.
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