An arrest for DUI can happen to anyone, and the resulting effects can have consequences that follow you through life, hurting your reputation, bank account, employment opportunities, and driving freedom.
The most important thing you can do after a DUI arrest is to ACT QUICKLY! If you are asked to submit to a blood, urine, or breath test, and either refuse or have the test come back positive, your license is immediately suspended. At this point, you only have 10 days to file for an administrative hearing to challenge the suspension or request the hardship permit. That’s why partnering with a DUI attorney in Florida is so important.
Useful Resources When Charged with a DUI
How Can You Fight Your DUI Charges?
- Illegal Stop/Search – Evidence collected in violation of your constitutional rights, specifically the Fourth Amendment cannot be used against you. In the case of a traffic stop law enforcement officers must have a justifiable reason for the stop and additionally must have a reason to ask you to submit to drug or alcohol test.
- Improper Test Administration – Officers must be properly trained and certified to administer the test. The test results must meet strict requirements to be admissible in court. The Intoxilyzer machine must be properly maintained by officers with the proper training and certifications.
- Improper Handling of Evidence – Was your sample collected properly? Who collected it? Where was it maintained? What is the performance record of the person conducting the test on your sample?
- Other Issues – Field Sobriety Test, who can recite the alphabet backwards even when not impaired by drugs or alcohol? Injuries or medical conditions can hinder your ability to perform field sobriety test. Some medical conditions can even impact the results of a breath test.
Building a solid defense in a DUI case is possible, but time is of the essence. Contact The Lashley Law Firm, LLC, today to get started on your case.