In Florida, driving with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Content) level of 0.08% or higher is illegal. In the event you are stopped by a law enforcement officer, you may be arrested for DUI (Driving Under the Influence). Typically, the officer will need to determine whether or not you are under the influence by administering one or more field sobriety tests. The tests can range from a Walk-and-Turn test, to a more extensive test such as a blood, breath or urine test. Refusal to perform any of these tests when asked by the officer will most likely result in your immediate arrest, being booked in a county jail for DUI, and suspension of your drivers license.
A DUI arrest in Miami is only the beginning of your legal problems if you’re caught operating a motor vehicle while impaired. Penalties for DUI in Florida can be severe due to the fines, potential jail time and loss of your driver’s license involved in a conviction. If there was an accident involved you’re facing civil penalties and lawsuits as well.
Trusted DUI Lawyer in Miami
At The Lewin Law Group, we will fight for you and are determined to keep you out of jail. We will look at the facts surrounding your DUI charge and will question the allegations against you. Our attorneys will challenge any field sobriety tests administered and will use their education and knowledge of Florida DUI laws to vigorously defend you.
DUI law is a specialization that many attorneys are not qualified to practice. Case law surrounding DUI offenses is becoming increasingly complex. Cases that have gone all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court affect how the law is enforced and applied to your specific situation. Going to court without a good Miami criminal defense attorney is a mistake that can have serious consequences for you both in the immediate court case and for years to come.