Miami DUI Lawyers
Defense for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Charges in Florida
In Florida, you can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI) with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher. Florida follows the implied consent law, which means that by driving a vehicle, you automatically provide your consent to submit to a chemical test. Many consequences exist for not submitting to a breathalyzer or for having a BAC level of 0.08% or higher.
Prosecution is required to prove their case beyond a reasonable doubt and therefore, you should begin building an effective defense against these charges with the assistance of our Miami DUI attorneys.
Understanding Drunk Driving Charges
DUI in Florida is proven based on the individual's impairment of normal faculties or a high BAC reading. Charges for DUI typically begin by an officer pulling you over and administering a blood, urine or breath test. For drivers under the age of 21, they can face DUI charges with a BAC level of 0.05% or higher.
For a DUI in Florida, the penalties will depend on whether this is your first, second, or subsequent offense and other aggravating factors. If the DUI led to the death of another individual, you could be charged with DUI manslaughter or vehicular homicide. General penalties include community service, a jail sentence, heavy fines, license suspensions, and integration of the ignition interlock device.
Looking for the best DUI lawyer in Miami-Dade?
At DeFabio, Beckham & Solis, we know that there are often errors that occur with prosecution. Our criminal defense team can find inconsistencies in the prosecution's case against you and fight for the reduction or dismissal of your charges. You must know your rights if you have been stopped for the suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. For example, if you do not want to answer a question, you can wait for the presence of your
Miami criminal defense lawyer.
You also have the right to hire a Miami criminal attorney to represent you. Contact our firm today for experienced and knowledgeable DUI defense in Miami-Dade County!