By Stephan Lopez, Esq.,
The Importance of a DUI Defense Lawyer
An Arrest for DUI is a very serious matter that must not be ignored.
REASONS NOT TO IGNORE A DUI ARREST:
-A DUI in Florida is a mandatory conviction!
-A conviction means that you were found guilty of a crime and your DUI record cannot ever be erased, sealed or expunged. In short the conviction will stay on your record permanently
-This could affect your present and future employment, admission to graduate schools, and increase your insurance rates for years to come. In fact, your insurance premiums could increase to as much as $5,000 per year for up to five years.
-Your driving privileges could also be completely revoked.
Once you have been arrested, you have no time to lose. A DUI charge in Florida carries with it a mandatory license suspension, and you have only ten (10) days to appeal the suspension.
DUI cases are winnable, as DUI cases without a breath result are a matter of opinion. It is possible to have your DUI charge dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense. But that doesn’t happen as a result of sheer luck. It happens because an experienced DUI defense attorney can expose certain weaknesses in the Prosecution’s case.
Don’t settle for anything less than the best possible DUI defense. Most people charged with DUI’s have never been in trouble before, and being arrested and exposed to the system for the first time, could be quite traumatic. If you need information regarding a DUI defense, please give us a call and we will be happy to give you a free consultation.
Stephan Lopez is a former police officer and Miami-Dade prosecutor that provides legal representation that is both multi-faceted and knowledgeable to clients facing serious criminal charges. Specifically, he focuses and assists clients in the areas of Criminal Defense, Civil Rights Claims, Family Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Business Counseling, Labor & Employment Law.
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