Understanding DUI Charges In Florida: Common Questions Answered
Our team at Titan Law, based in the heart of Southwest Florida, comprehends the uncertainties and concerns surrounding DUI (driving under the influence) charges. We aim to clarify some of the most commonly asked questions to guide individuals facing these challenging situations.
Common Questions About DUI Charges
Here are some of the questions we receive most often about dealing with drunk driving charges in Florida.
What should I do if pulled over for suspicion of DUI in Florida?
Remain calm and cooperative while exercising your rights. Avoid making self-incriminating statements and request legal representation.
- We always advise to never answer questions, demand a lawyer immediately and don’t participate in FSE’s.
What are the consequences of refusing a breathalyzer or sobriety test?
Refusing a test can result in administrative penalties such as license suspension, but it may limit evidence against you in court.
- Field sobriety exercises (FSE’s) is the term in FL.
- Refusal of a Breath, Blood or Urine Test will result in automatic DL suspension.
- The only way to contest this is with a Formal Review Hearing with the DMV. This Must be requested within 10 days of the arrest. Failure to do so is an admission of guilt with the DMV.
How does a DUI with a minor or DUI manslaughter impact the charges?
DUI with a minor or manslaughter elevates the severity of charges, leading to enhanced penalties, including imprisonment and substantial fines.
- DUI with a minor in the vehicle is an enhanced misdemeanor (Jail time up to 9 months for first offense)
- DUI Manslaughter is a felony (Prison time with a MANDATORY minimum sentence of 4 years and up to 15 years).
I’m a tourist facing DUI charges while on vacation in Florida. Can I handle this remotely?
Yes, our firm facilitates remote management of DUI charges via Zoom calls for non-felony cases, ensuring a hassle-free legal process without requiring your physical presence in Florida.
What should I know about BUI (Boating Under the Influence) charges in Florida?
BUI charges mirror DUI consequences, but they apply to boating activities and can lead to similar penalties, including fines and license suspension.
Can I fight against a DUI charge, or should I accept the plea bargain offered?
Each case is unique. Our experienced attorneys evaluate evidence, explore defense strategies, or negotiate advantageous plea bargains, always aiming to support your rights.
- Many times people think because they blow or admitted to drinking the case is not winnable. This is a myth. We start from the ground up building a unique DUI Defense for the situation and have utilized thousands of these individually tailored defenses to either have the case dropped or at trial.
How can the team at Titan Law assist me in navigating DUI charges in Florida?
Our attorneys offer comprehensive legal guidance, tailored strategies and virtual accessibility to handle your case efficiently and effectively.
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Facing DUI charges demands immediate attention and legal guidance. Contact us today for a strategy session. Our dedicated team is committed to providing clarity and a strategic plan to navigate your DUI charges effectively. Call 239-361-2603 or contact us online to get started.