The crime of drinking and driving is not treated lightly in Ft Lauderdale, Miami, Ft Myers, or any south Florida community. The penalties can be stiff, and the effects on your freedom can be serious. If a DUI arrest involves personal injury, the courts are even more determined to enforce harsh punishments. However, not all DUI arrests are open and shut cases. In fact, in our DUI attorneys’ experience, a good number of DUI cases are mishandled by law enforcement, or results of misunderstanding. When you contact The Cochran Firm South Florida to represent you against a DUI charge, you are putting a team of experienced, successful DUI lawyers on your side.
A charge of DUI alleges that the wrongdoer broke the law by “driving under the influence.” In the past few years, the state of Florida has tightened the legal limits for blood alcohol content (BAC) and dedicated more resources to cracking down on DUI offenders. As in most states, you can be charged with DUI if your BAC is .08 or higher. Drunk drivers face license revocation, heavy fines, alcohol counseling and rehabilitation, and even time behind bars. A DUI conviction can have a negative impact on your future, as well, by limiting job and other opportunities in Miami, Ft Lauderdale, Fort Myers, and other south Florida communities.
Building a DUI Defense
Once you are arrested for DUI, your license is immediately suspended, despite the fact that you have not yet had a say in your defense. The Florida Department of Motor Vehicles oversees license suspensions, and our skilled DUI attorneys can deal with this department to get your license reinstated. Our drunk driving lawyers will simultaneously deal with the local court system to ensure you get a fair hearing, and that you are represented fairly during your time in front of a judge. Our attorneys know Florida DUI laws and have helped countless clients achieve reduced or dropped charges. Through careful evaluation of the evidence against you, and independent investigation, we are often able to deconstruct the prosecution’s arguments against our clients.
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The Miami DUI attorneys at The Cochran Firm provide crucial legal guidance for clients facing the serious consequences of drunk driving. Talk to one of our drunk driving lawyers and let us advise you on the best defense moves to make after an arrest. When you contact our team, we will get you set up with a free DUI consultation right away.