In every state in the country, including Florida, a BAC level of 0.08% or more counts as a DUI. If you were arrested for a DUI, you may be unsure of what your next move should be or how to best handle this overwhelming situation. The most important step to take at this time is to hire a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Fighting a Florida DUI
People tend to feel a sense of doom when they blow a BAC level of 0.08% or more. However, keep in mind that it is unconstitutional to presume guilt against a defendant. No matter how hopeless you think your DUI case may be, you should never forego hiring a skilled legal advocate to represent you and fight to protect your rights and future.
In Florida, 10 days after your DUI, your license will be taken away. You will then have a hearing with the DMV to assess if you should get it back before your scheduled court date or if you need to apply for a hardship license, which will grant you limited driving privileges. These are all matters your attorney can assist you with.
There is a lot of work to do before your case is resolved to make sure your rights are protected. This may include evaluating breath or blood results, questioning state witnesses, obtaining video and other evidence. We may also obtain statements from those who were with you at the time of your arrest and recording your recollections of what happened.
Lastly, you may want to read up on SR-22 auto insurance even if your driver’s license is suspended. Reach out to your insurance company to talk about your rates and what you should expect. It is likely that your premium will remain high for a while.
Speak to an Experienced DUI Attorney About Your Case Today!
If you were arrested for a DUI in Florida, the legal team at the Law Offices of Cavanaugh & Cavanaugh, P.A. can provide the aggressive representation you need to obtain the best outcome. With more than 45 years of combined experience on our side, you can feel confident in our ability to assist you during this difficult time. Given how much is at stake, do not gamble with your future or put off hiring an attorney.
Reach out to our law office today at (239) 309-2006 to schedule an initial consultation with one of our skilled DUI attorneys to get started on your case!