What a Florida DUI Charges Defense Attorney in Jacksonville Can Do for You
A DUI is a criminal offense in Florida and is proved by unlawful blood alcohol or breath alcohol of over .08, known as a per se DUI or a DUBAL, which is whether your driving ability was impaired. A DUI charges defense attorney in Jacksonville, Florida from Finnell, McGuinness, Nezami & Andux P.A. represents those that have been charged with DUI in the state. We have countless years of experience and know how to properly defend clients to help them to get reduced or dropped charges. We fully understand all Florida DUI laws and can uphold them in court.
Understanding DUI Charges in Florida
Florida is an implied consent state meaning that all motorists can be lawfully arrested if they refuse to submit to chemical testing. In Florida, this could lead to an automatic one-year license suspension for the first offense. For underage drivers, it’s illegal for them to drive with a BAC of .02 or more. For first time DUIs (whether underage drivers or not), there is no minimum jail term. In some instances, a judge may require a driver to have an ignition interlock device in their car for six months or longer, but this isn’t mandatory.
Common DUI Charges Defenses
A DUI charges defense attorney can investigate different defenses to help clients to get reduced or dropped charges. Some possible defenses include:
Breathalyzer Error: Equipment malfunction or misuse can lead to a false positive.
No probable cause: Police can only detain and arrest for DUI when there is probable cause that someone is drunk.
Defendant wasn’t driving: If the defendant had no intention to drive, they might be able to beat their charge too.
Schedule A Free Legal Consultation Today
When you’ve been charged with DUI, it’s important to have the legal expertise of a DUI charges defense attorney by your side. With a free legal consultation, you can learn more about the upcoming legal process and ask any questions you have for our legal team. To schedule this important phone call, call our law office today at 904-791-1101.