Driving under the influence is a serious criminal traffic offense and is punished severely in the state of Florida. In addition to the potential for a prison sentence and substantial fines, those convicted may also face administrative penalties such as license suspension or revocation. A DUI on your criminal record can even impact employment options as many businesses actively screen out applicants with alcohol-related offenses. The impact to your livelihood is very real and when you need powerful legal representation, contact Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law. Our Punta Gorda DUI lawyers can fight to see that the impact of these charges on your future is reduced or eliminated.
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Law enforcement and criminal prosecutors are particularly aggressive in cases of DUI and may have you believe that you cannot overcome the charges you face. However, the methods used by police to measure a driver’s level of intoxication can be highly inaccurate and may not hold up in court. Were all of your tests correctly administered? Did an officer have probable cause for an arrest? Our attorneys know how to question and challenge the evidence from field sobriety tests, chemical tests, and DUI checkpoints to reduce their courtroom impact. Even if you took and failed a breath test, our firm may still be able to help.
If you have been arrested for DUI, then it is likely that your license has been confiscated and suspended. However, you have ten days to apply for an administrative hearing to contest this punishment and restore some of all of your driving privileges. Drivers may still be recovering from the shock of an arrest before they realize that this short time period has passed. While every DUI case will be different, for a first offense, a suspension can last from six months to one year. For multiple offenses, drivers may be facing a revocation of 5 years or more.
In the battle to retain your ability to drive, time is not on your side. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we are deeply familiar with DMV hearings and the contestation process. Our DUI lawyers can help to prepare you for what you will face at your hearing to maximize the chances of a successful outcome. In particularly severe cases, it may still be possible to retain restricted driving privileges such as for the purposes of traveling to work. With so much on the line and deadlines always around the corner, consulting with our firm can make the vital difference in your case.
Driving under the influence is among the most common criminal violations, however, do not let that fool you into devoting less than your full attention to preparing a defense. Unique events will lead to every arrest and whether you took a field sobriety test, chemical test, or were involved in an alcohol-related accident, our firm can work with you to construct a powerful defense. An arrest for DUI is where your defense begins and our Punta Gorda DUI lawyers will do everything in their power to see that your charges are reduced or dropped.
The sooner you contact Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, the sooner we can help.