If you are facing driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Stuart or the surrounding areas of Palm City, Jensen Beach, Hobe Sound, Hutchinson Island, Sewall’s Point, Port Salerno, Jupiter, Tequesta, Indiantown, or anywhere in Martin County, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. for legal assistance right away. The legal blood alcohol concentration (BAC) limit in Florida is 0.08 percent, but the limit is even lower for individuals driving commercial vehicles or motorists under 21 years of age. For a commercial driver, the legal limit is only 0.04, while Florida Statute § 322.2616(1) establishes that it is unlawful for a person under the age of 21 who has a BAC of 0.02 or higher to drive or be in physical control of a motor vehicle.
To avoid the harsh potential penalties that lie ahead, it is crucial you get a criminal defense lawyer that knows how to fight DUI charges. The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been defending those coming up against DUI charges in Stuart and Martin County Florida, for decades. With our DUI defense attorneys, you may be able to get your charges dismissed or have the penalties significantly lowered. Don’t take the risk of representing yourself. If you or someone you know is facing a DUI charge, talk to The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. at 772-220-4400 today for a Free Consultation. We are available 24 hours a day.
What a Local Martin County DUI Lawyer Can Do for you
A prosecutor’s job is to present the case against you as absolutely conclusive, but the truth is that there are a lot of things that can go wrong in a DUI case, from field sobriety tests to breath tests. A good criminal defense lawyer with experience in DUI cases will know how to fight to prove every piece of evidence, as any mistake could result in an entire case being dismissed. A local Martin County DUI lawyer will also know how best to negotiate with prosecutors to make sure you aren’t facing harsh penalties via a plea deal. The DUI Attorneys at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can mean the difference between prison and a much milder sentence.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. Goes Beyond Most Other DUI Lawyers
When it comes to DUI defense, few law firms have the experience, prestige, or long history of success you’ll find at The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.. Mr. Golden has been representing those accused of DUIs in Stuart for more than three decades. His success has earned him awards from his peers, such as being AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and a member of The Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers, as well as clients, such as the Avvo Client’s Choice for Criminal Defense each years since 2013. With a history of getting the best possible results for his clients and the respect of prosecutors across Martin County, The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. can provide you with the defense you need to steer far away from the worst case scenario and toward the best outcome for your case.
Penalties You May Face for a DUI
DUI charges can bring a wide variety of consequences depending on the details of your case, including whether your actions caused an accident and whether that accident caused any injuries or deaths. Some potential penalties for DUI include:
- Jail or prison sentence
- Community Service
- Driver’s License Suspension or Revocation
- Mandatory DUI School
- Mandatory DMV School
- Vehicle impounding
- Forced installation of Interlock Device on Vehicle (to check blood alcohol level)
- Lifetime criminal record
- Significantly higher insurance costs
- Potential deportation for those who are undocumented
Usually, a first DUI is a misdemeanor, a second offense is also a misdemeanor but with escalating penalties, and a third offense within 10 years of a prior conviction or a fourth or subsequent DUI is a third-degree felony. If your actions caused serious injuries, even a first offense can be considered a felony. A seasoned DUI lawyer can help negotiate a plea bargain to prevent you from facing the worst penalties, or they can contest your charges to try to get the case dismissed. When you work with The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., you will work with your Martin County DUI lawyer and decide what the best strategy will be in your case.
Defend Yourself Against Your DUI with The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.
DUI charges can disrupt your life significantly, so it is best to hire a criminal defense attorney if you are facing them. If you or someone you know is facing a DUI charge in Martin County, Florida call 772-220-4400 and get The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. on your side. We offer Free Consultations and are available 24 hours a day!