Law Office of William B. Bennett, P.A., St. Petersburg, FL, Florida DUI Charge

DUI or Driving Under the Influence does not mean Drunk Driving. A person with a Florida DUI charge must show a blood alcohol level of 0.08% or higher in Florida. Therefore, if you are ever charged with driving under the influence in Florida, it is essential you know the Florida DUI Laws and how they affect your rights. 

Can I Fight A Florida DUI Charge?

You’ve just heard the words, “step out of the vehicle.” It is the first time you are pulled over, questioned, and charged for driving under the influence. You’re not sure what to do, and this arrest could seriously impact your life. However, immediately contacting an experienced St. Petersburg Defense Attorney can help reduce DUI charges by 40% in some cases. You may have rights and challenges to your defense. Here are some legal arguments your attorney may consider during your consultation:

  • Was there an illegal traffic stop?
  • Was there an illegal use of a breathalyzer or sobriety test as evidence?
  • What were the conditions at the time of the arrest?
  • Unlawful administration of a blood test
  • Illegal use of video as evidence
  • Improper explanation of Miranda rights

Why Is An Illegal Traffic Stop Important to Knowing My Rights In A Florida DUI Charge?

The Fourth Amendment states the arresting officer has probable cause or reasonable suspicion for making the arrest. For example:

  • An officer may observe a driver weaving within a lane, which can be a challenging violation to prove in court.  
  • An officer may receive an anonymous tip which is not usually reason enough to stop a driver. 
  • Additionally, a driver may come upon a DUI checkpoint or roadblock, and in this case, an officer has no reasonable suspicion of wrongdoing. 

These situations represent defendant rights in DUI cases. Although you may have been charged or arrested for DUI in Florida, your criminal defense attorney will discuss all challenges with you to determine any violation of your rights

The Law Office Of William B. Bennett Is Here To Listen To Your DUI Case

A DUI charge brings permanent employment consequences, costly fines, and penalties, not to mention emotional and family conflicts. A DUI arrest can also profoundly affect a person’s well-being and health. Contact the legal team at William Bennett Law, P.A. right away to understand and defend your rights and good name. Call us at (727) 821-8000 or contact us on our website here to schedule a free consultation.

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