DUI is something that the law takes extremely seriously, and being charged can have far-reaching consequences. This is why if you are charged with DUI, you need to act quickly. In the state of Florida, you have 10 days to initiate your legal defense; this is how long you have to appeal the automatic license suspension that accompanies an arrest for DUI. This is why you need to hire a Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense attorney as soon as possible; she can help ensure that your rights are upheld and give you a second chance.
However, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above .15% and/or if this was not your first offense, the penalties could be significantly higher.
If you are pulled over by a law enforcement official on suspicion of DUI and are asked to take a breathalyzer test, you may do one of two things: Take the test, and if your BAC is at or above the legal limit of 0.08% have your license suspended for 6 months, or refuse to take the test and your license will be suspended for a year. It is also important to remember that any refusal to take breath or urine tests is admissible evidence in any criminal case against you.
Ft. Lauderdale criminal defense attorney Lorri K. Fishman has nearly 19 years of experience in the legal field, both as a defense attorney and a prosecutor. She knows how both sides of the aisle think, and is able to utilize this knowledge to your benefit. As a boutique law firm that handles cases one-on-one with our clients, Lorri K. Fishman ensures that everyone gets the attention they deserve.
Call the Law Offices of Lorri K. Fishman today at (954) 371-0229 to learn more about how she can assist you. Don't wait!