It only takes one simple, isolated mistake to be charged with a DUI. DUI offenders are not career criminals, but instead come from every walk of life and are often facing their very first criminal offense. Unfortunately, the state of Florida gives these factors little consideration and still provides numerous, significant penalties that can interrupt one's life, sully their reputation, and even land them in jail.
At the Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A., Attorney Reiff understands the circumstances of many of those facing DUI or DUI-related charges. His firm operates on the assumption that every DUI client is innocent until proven guilty and that every step in the DUI penalty process, from the administrative hearing to final judgement in a court of law, should be met with knowledgeable and aggressive counsel.
Don't just hire a lawyer for your charges, retain an authority on Florida DUI law for your defense. Contact the firm today.
One of the biggest misconceptions about DUI offenses is the assumption of guilt. Typically, those accused of DUI have been stopped in their vehicle and failed a breathalyzer (or other blood alcohol content) test. What is there to possibly challenge in the courtroom?
The truth is that there are many different factors to consider following a DUI charge—even if the accused has failed a breathalyzer test. To craft a viable defense in your favor, diligent defense counsel must review the circumstances of your case and identify details that could invalidate or counter the allegations against you.
An experienced Miami DUI lawyer can assist you with:
These are just some of the many ways proper representation can evaluate and navigate your case. For more specific information on DUI defenses, contact the Law Offices of Robert S. Reiff, P.A. today.
Like many other states, Florida has a look-back or "washout" period for charging and sentencing multiple DUI offenses. It works like this: any second DUI in a five-year period or third DUI in a ten-year period can result in enhanced (or more serious) criminal penalties.
So, as an example, let's say Driver A has just been charged with a DUI in 2015. He has two prior DUIs: one from 2011 and one from 1998. Florida's look-back laws means that Driver A's newest charge will be treated as a second DUI offense. This is because his oldest charge, from 1998, occurred more than 10 years ago and is disqualified. His second charge, however, from 2011, falls within the five-year period for second subsequent DUI offenses.
Whether you are facing your very first DUI offense or are at risk of enhanced sentencing due to prior charges, the time to speak with representation is now. Attorney Robert S. Reiff is an award-winning legal representative with more than three decades of DUI and criminal defense experience. He is a published author on DUI law and has built his reputation on providing unparalleled insight and advocacy to clients facing even the most serious of charges.
Reductions and dismissals can be possible. Start exploring your legal options today with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.