Arrested for DUI?
Miami DUI Defense Attorney Fighting for You
Driving under the influence of alcohol or another controlled substance, commonly known as DUI, is a serious offense. Florida authorizes law enforcement to stop a vehicle based on indicators of DUI including erratic, reckless or careless driving among others. Upon speaking with the driver, the officer can make additional determinations as to whether intoxication exists, and may request a blood alcohol test. The standard limit for DUI is a blood alcohol level of .08 which can be determined through a variety of different methods such as blood test, urine sample or the breathalyzer test. A field sobriety test may also identify common aspects of intoxication, although tests that measure blood alcohol level can generally be considered much more solid evidence through the DUI process in court.
If the driver fails a field sobriety test, or a test that measures blood alcohol level, then the law enforcement officer may immediately place the driver under arrest for DUI. This is a critical time for an offender, because any decisions made after arrest can have significant positive or negative consequences. According to the Florida Statutes §316.193 (2011), the penalties will vary based on whether it was a first conviction, whether an accident was caused, or how high the driver's blood alcohol content was.
Do you need an attorney on your side?
When you call the Law Office of A. Antonio Tomas, P.A., you can find the insight and legal experience you need to fight your first-time DUI or multiple DUI charges. The
Miami criminal defense attorney provides aggressive and proactive defense that is tailored to each individual's situation so that their clients can achieve favorable outcomes for their criminal charges. From DUI's involving motor vehicle accidents to other serious
felony DUI charges, Attorney Tomas understands what is at stake with your case and will vigilantly defend your rights.
Contact Attorney Tomas today for the aggressive defense you need against your DUI charges!