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Driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida has significant penalties for even a first time offender. If the case involves a repeat offender, an injury or death, the penalties for driving under the influence increase dramatically. If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you should speak with a experienced Orlando DUI lawyer. A DUI lawyer will be able to explain your rights and the defenses that are available to you.
Driving Under the Influence Laws in Florida:
Driving Under the Influence occurs when a person is driving or is in actual physical control of a vehicle and:
1) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired.
2) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood.
3) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
Florida DUI Penalties:
The penalties for Driving Under the Influence are significant. They include jail time, probation, DUI programs, loss of license, vehicle impoundment, fines and court costs. For more information about the penalties for DUI visit the following page or speak with a Orlando DUI lawyer:
DUI Administrative Review – License Suspension:
It is important to note that most DUI offenses have deadlines in regards to the administrative review process. This process is handled by the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles. You will want to speak with a Orlando DUI lawyer at your earliest opportunity to ensure that you don’t miss any of these deadlines. For more information about the administrative review process visit the following page:
DUI License Suspension
Florida DUI Defenses:
In many DUI cases, a properly prepared defense will result in either reduced penalties, reduced charges, or a dismissal of the charges. Even in criminal cases where the evidence of guilt is overwhelming, a properly prepared defense can result in significant decreases in penalties. For more information on DUI defenses that may be available visit the following page or speak with a Orlando DUI lawyer:
Experienced Orlando DUI Lawyer:
If you or a loved one have been arrested for a criminal offense, call the Wilson Law Firm today to speak with an experienced Orlando DUI lawyer.
Orlando Attorney Joel Wilson is a former felony prosecutor who has handled thousands of complex felony, misdemeanor and DUI cases. Joel is also an experienced trial attorney. Most cases do not result in a trial. When a case cannot be resolved except by trial, you will want an experienced DUI trial attorney to present your side in a persuasive and effective manner.
Florida DUI Statutes:
Speak with a Orlando DUI Lawyer or review the following Florida Statute for more information on driving under the influence:
Florida Statute 316.193 – Driving under the influence; penalties.
Florida Statute 316.1932 – Tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; implied consent; refusal.
Florida Statute 316.1933 – Blood test for impairment or intoxication in cases of death or serious bodily injury; right to use reasonable force.
Florida Statute 316.1934 – Presumption of impairment; testing methods.
Florida Statute 322.2615 – Suspension of license; right to review.
Florida Statute 322.2616 – Suspension of license; persons under 21 years of age; right to review.
Orlando DUI Lawyers / Orange County Florida DUI Attorneys:
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