Sarasota DUI Lawyer
Arrested for DUI in Florida? Call (941) 564-5319
Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a criminal offense that is taken very seriously in the state of Florida. Drunk driving is a highly discouraged action because it can severely increase your risk of being involved in a crash. Many fatal accidents can be directly attributed to drunk drivers, which is why DUI is severely punished, even for first-time offenders.
During your DUI case, you must understand the laws associated with DUI charges and take appropriate action to secure legal representation. At The Law Office of Wyndel G. Darville, PLLC, I am a seasoned Sarasota DUI attorney who offers experienced legal guidance through each step of the criminal and DMV administrative proceedings and can examine every aspect of your case.
To speak with our Sarasota DUI attorney, contact our firm today!
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Wyndel Darville Explains Florida's DUI Laws
Implied Consent in Florida DUI Cases
Florida holds to the implied consent law, which means that anyone who has obtained a driver's license in the state has, in doing so, consented to submitting to a chemical test upon arrest for DUI. Refusal to take a blood, chemical, or urine test will result in an immediate suspension of the driver's license.
Upon a second refusal, a driver can receive an 18-month license suspension. Drivers who receive a second DUI conviction will be required to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed within their vehicle. In some cases, however, the judge may order it to be placed in a driver's car after a first conviction. The driver must breathe into the IID to register sobriety on the device before it will allow the vehicle to operate.
DUI Process in Sarasota, Florida
As I assess a proper defense for your case, I can examine every aspect of the circumstances of your arrest, the gathering and analysis of evidence, and other important factors. During the traffic stop, you may be asked to perform one or more field sobriety tests. These tests assess your acuity and physical performance, which can be altered through intoxication.
The following actions all constitute probable cause for arrest:
- Failure to accurately perform these tests
- Failure to consent to a test
- Negative results from a breath test
A lawful arrest is based on evidence that you are driving under the influence of alcohol. If your arrest is not performed in a lawful manner, our Sarasota DUI attorney can use that as evidence against the prosecutor's case. Immediately after an arrest, you should secure strong legal guidance from my firm to protect your rights.
What to Do After a DUI Arrest in Florida
If you have been charged with DUI in Sarasota, Florida, your case will require a knowledgeable and aggressive Sarasota DUI lawyer. At The Law Office of Wyndel G. Darville, PLLC, my goal is to help you reduce the penalties you face and / or have your case dismissed. The prosecution will work to provide enough evidence to have you convicted with the maximum penalties.
You must take action right away to ensure the best possible case outcome. During a free case evaluation, I can discuss the events that took place during your traffic stop and determine whether you are facing a lawful arrest.
Contact my criminal defense firm today for the legal guidance your case requires!
Find out what you should do after a DUI arrest. Contact our Sarasota DUI attorney today!
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