Fighting a driving under the influence (DUI) charge requires the assistance of a defense attorney that knows the law and how to best defend your rights. A DUI conviction in Florida can significantly disrupt your life, forcing you to spend time in jail, pay heavy fines, or even lose your license, causing you to miss work or even lose your job entirely. To limit or avoid the consequences that come with a DUI charge, you need a criminal lawyer’s assistance.
The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. has been fighting DUI charges for our Vero Beach clients for more than 20 years. Mr. Golden has the extensive experience required to craft the best defense for your particular case. He knows how to negotiate your charges down and how to defend your rights in court. If you have been charged with a DUI in Vero Beach, you can fight it with the help of The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.. Call us today at 772-770-4101 to schedule a confidential consultation.
Why You Need Your Own Lawyer for a DUI Charge
There are numerous ways a DUI charge can be contested, including the accuracy of field sobriety or breathalyzer tests, but to do so requires an understanding of the Florida legal system that goes well beyond what most individuals have. However, by getting a criminal defense attorney on your case, you can make the prosecutor work to prove every claim they make. A lawyer can defend your right to be presumed innocent until proven guilty, and make the prosecution proves every claim they make beyond a reasonable doubt, as is required in criminal court. With a lawyer’s help, you are more likely to be able to poke holes in the prosecution’s case and face lesser penalties or receive a not-guilty verdict as a result.
Get the Best DUI Defense from The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A.
Your defense will hinge on the qualities your lawyer brings to your case. Your lawyer needs to be dedicated, experienced, and well-versed in Florida law. With The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A., you’ll get that and more. Mr. Golden has more than 20 years of experience contesting DUI charges on behalf of his Vero Beach clients. He knows what evidence is strong and what evidence can be fought successfully. His success on behalf of his clients has won him numerous awards and accolades over the years, including an AV-Preeminent rating with Martindale-Hubbell.
Penalties You Can Face with a DUI conviction
A DUI conviction brings with it numerous potential penalties, some of which can affect you for years. In Florida, DUI convictions are generally punishable as follows:
- First Offense — Second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
- Second Offense More Than Five Years After Prior Conviction — Second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to nine months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000
- Second Offense Within Five Years of Prior Conviction — Second degree misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine of up to $4,000
- Third or Subsequent Offense — Third degree felony punishable by up to five years in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000
Enhanced penalties may apply in cases involving alleged offenders with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of 0.15 or greater, or cases that cause severe bodily injury or death. Other consequences of DUI convictions can include mandatory DUI school attendance, community service, and driver’s license suspensions.
Are You Facing a DUI Charge? We Can Help!
You do not have to face a DUI charge on your own. If you are in Vero Beach, Gifford, Sebastian, Fellsmere, Oslo, Wabasso, or anywhere in Indian River County and you have been charged with a DUI, contact The Law Offices of David Golden, P.A. at 772-770-4101 to get the best defense attorney working for you.