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Our clients have many of the same fears and concerns. To get started, we’ve compiled answers to many of the most frequently asked questions about Federal, Florida DUI and criminal law, covering a wide range of topics to help each client understand the potential implications and options of many legal situations.

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  • What are the consequences of DUI?

    There are plenty of lengthy, arduous and downright expensive penalties that come after a Florida DUI conviction. After the sanctions levied by Florida law take effect, you are likely to feel some of the unseen, or collateral consequences of a DUI, starting with a considerable increase in your auto insurance rates. To make matters worse, a DUI conviction could affect your ability to get to work, prevent you from getting certain jobs in the future, impact your ability to get a loan, make you ineligible for scholarships, obtain a professional license or even get you fired from your current job.

    Do You Need A Miami DUI Defense Laywer?

    If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.

  • Can I drive after a DUI arrest?

    If you are arrested for DUI because you were found to have been driving with an unlawful blood alcohol level (DUBAL) of .08 or above or refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test, your license will be immediately suspended. You can continue driving for 10 days with your DUI citation (ticket). From the date of arrest, you only have 10 days to fightthe administrative suspension of your driver’s license.

    Requesting a formal review hearing within 10 days, you will allow you to be issued, assuming you are otherwise eligible, a temporary driving permit (business purpose permit) that will extend your ability to drive for 42 days pending your hearing.

    If you feel as though you absolutely NEED to drive, under a recent change to Florida’s administrative suspension law, you can waive your right to a formal review hearing and seek eligibility review so you can obtain a restricted, business purpose permit immediately. NOTE: by not fighting the suspension of your driver’s license, you are waiving your right to challenge the suspension and the suspension will stay on your record.

    Once you have been arrested for DUI and your license has been suspended, it is crucial to speak with a skilled DUI attorney to determine your options and pros and cons of how to handle the administrative suspension of your driver’s license.

    Do You Need A Miami DUI Defense Laywer?

    If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.

  • Am I presumed guilty if I have a blood alcohol level of .08%?

    DUI is a criminal charge, and in any criminal case it is unconstitutional to have a presumption that the defendant is guilty. You are innocent until proven guilty beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. A defendant that has a blood alcohol level of .08% or above faces evidence, that on its face, shows that the person is under the influence and that their normal faculties are impaired.

    Do You Need A Miami DUI Defense Laywer?

    If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.

  • Am I eligible for the Back on Track (DUI diversion) program?

    The majority of the time, those arrested for DUI are first-time offenders and not hardened criminals that have been through the system before. In reality, getting arrested for DUI can simply be a mistake. DUI diversion programs such as the Back on Track program in Miami are offered by the prosecutor’s office and help make your DUI just that by allowing you to clear your record of the permanent stain brought on by a DUI once you complete certain conditions.

    In Miami, referrals to the Back on Track program are given by the State Attorney’s Office and not all first-time DUI offenders will qualify. If you have a high breath test reading (over .20), were involved in an accident, had passengers under 18 years of age in the car, have previous DUIs, have a poor traffic record or a criminal record, you may not be offered acceptance into the program.

    I know what you’re thinking, ‘why do I need a lawyer to go into the Back on Track program?’ The reason being that a referral is not guaranteed and depends on the facts of your case. Also, an experienced DUI lawyer will be able to go to court with you and make sure that you are able to successfully complete all conditions of the program. There are also potentially dangerous consequences of accepting a referral into the Back on Track program as you will be required to sign a statement of personal responsibility (admit guilt to DUI) as a condition of acceptance into the program. Should you fail to complete all the conditions, you be removed from the program and your case will come back to court where the State will try to use your admission of guilt against you. Having a skilled DUI attorney by your side is imperative so that you can be advised on the pros and cons of accepting a referral to the program and help determine whether it is truly in your best interest to do so.

    Do You Need A Miami DUI Defense Laywer?

    If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.

  • What is actual physical control?

    In Florida you do not have to actually be driving to be found guilty of driving under the influence. To be found guilty of DUI in Florida, you must be driving or in actual physical control of a motor vehicle. A person is in actual physical control of a motor vehicle when they are in a vehicle and have the ability (present and apparent) to move the vehicle.

    Do You Need A Miami DUI Defense Laywer?

    If you find yourself charged with DUI in Miami you need to speak with an experienced DUI attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Coral Gables office directly at 305.707.7345. You should also download my free book "A Six Pack Of Questions That Can Cause A Hangover After A DUI Arrest". This free download provides valuable information and answers to questions about DUI charges that can give you the best chance at winning your case.