Strategic Defense Against DUI Charges In Fort Myers
Driving under the influence is by far the criminal charge that most affects ordinary people. Being arrested for DUI could result in the suspension of your driver’s license, even of you are never convicted in court. Florida has an “implied consent” law, which means if you refuse a police officer’s request to blow into an Intoxilyzer, you can lose your license for up to 18 months.
If you have been arrested on suspicion of DUI/DWI, we encourage you to contact Aiken & O’Halloran immediately. You may have just 10 days to request an administrative hearing or forfeit your driving privileges. The administrative hearing is separate from your criminal case, and there is a brief span of time for taking steps to protect your driving privileges while your DUI case progresses.
There May Be Flaws In The Case Against You
Your stop may have been the result of a routine checkpoint or a minor traffic infraction. Typically, a DUI arrest is based simply on the officer’s opinion that you did not perform to the officer’s satisfaction on a series of so-called voluntary roadside sobriety exercises. Additionally, Breathalyzers and Intoxilyzers are not infallible. Operators of these machines do make mistakes. A single officer’s biased opinion may have been enough for an arrest, but often the officer’s opinion is insufficient for a conviction in court.
Put Our Trial Lawyers On Your Side
Our veteran trial attorneys are experienced in not only effective cross-examination, but also legal technicalities that could lead to a reduction or dismissal of charges. If this is your first DUI, you need to thoroughly explore all options before resolving your case. If this is not your first DUI, you may be facing mandatory jail or loss of your driver’s license for five to 10 years or, in some cases, for life.
Contact us immediately for a free consultation on any of the following subjects:
- License revocations or suspensions
- Administrative hearings
- Intoxilyzer results
- DUI penalties
- DUI manslaughter/homicide
- Work permits
- Resisting arrest in connection with DUI
- DUI school
- DUI accidents
- License reinstatements
- College student DUI and spring break DUI
- Underage DUI