Most people do not think that they will be stopped by law enforcement when they make the decision to drive while under the influence. However, law enforcement is always on the lookout for unsafe drivers, including those that may be driving drunk or under the influence of drugs. If you are under investigation, formally charged and/or have been arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) in Martin County, Florida, protect your future by contacting David Golden, P.A. today.
When stopped and suspected of DUI law enforcement may ask a person to perform one or more field sobriety tests, a breathalyzer test, blood test and/or urine test. DUI is charged when a person driving a motor vehicle has a BAC (blood alcohol content) at or above 0.08%. However, when a person is under the age of 21 or a commercial vehicle driver, they can face driving under the influence charges with an even lower blood alcohol level. DUI may also be charged when a person fails a field sobriety test or if the arresting officer has reason to believe that a person is intoxicated.
Under the Florida Implied Consent Law a person with a driver’s license has already given prior permission to a breath and/or blood test. Failure to comply may result in an immediate DUI arrest as well as driver’s license suspension.
Florida DUI Penalties
- Up to 1 Year in Jail or a Lifetime Prison Sentence
- Heavy Monetary Fines
- Community Service
- DUI School
- DMV School
- Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation
- Possible Vehicle Impoundment
- Installation of Interlock Device on Motor Vehicle
- Lifetime Mark on Criminal Record
- Increased Insurance Rates
- Possible Deportation if Undocumented
At David Golden, P.A., we are extremely familiar with DUI laws and the many different defenses in which we may present depending upon the circumstances of a client’s case. It is well-known that there are hundreds of things that can go wrong with field sobriety tests and breath, blood or urine tests; all of which are highly disputable in court. If you have been recently arrested or accused of a DUI, contact our law firm immediately to discuss your DUI case. Our chief legal attorney David Golden provides excellent criminal defense for any type of DUI cases including: 1st DUI offense, 2nd DUI offense, 3rd DUI offense, 4th DUI offense, multiple DUI, felony DUI, DUI accidents, vehicular manslaughter, vehicular homicide, DUI hit and run, drug chargesand BUI (boating under the influence).
Martin County DUI Attorney, David Golden
Attorney David Golden is a highly sought after criminal defense attorney throughout Martin County, Florida and the surrounding areas. Our firm can represent you or a loved one at both the DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) Hearing and during the criminal court process if you face DUI charges. It is critical that you contact us immediately, as there is a 10 day rule in the state of Florida to schedule the DHSMV Hearing. Failure to schedule the hearing can result in an automatic suspension of a person’s driving privileges for up to 1 year or longer.
By hiring our firm to represent you, we can look into retaining your driving privileges and keep you out of jail or prison. If a conviction cannot be avoided for your case he can ask the courts for alternative sentencing in lieu of incarceration. Contact a Martin County DUI lawyer from our team today!