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Orlando DUI Lawyer
The nightmare of being charged with driving under the influence can happen to just about anyone. If you drink, there may come a time when you honestly believe you’re perfectly able to drive – but you’re not. This does not make you less than a model citizen. It makes you human. In fact, you really might have been perfectly fine to drive, but something went wrong during the arrest process to convince the authorities otherwise. Whether you’ve been wrongfully charged or made an honest mistake, the attorneys at Katz & Phillips will fight hard to correct the mistake and to make sure your arrest does not ruin the rest of your life.
Florida’s legal limit is a blood alcohol concentration of .08 percent. But drugs in your system – even prescription or over-the-counter medicines – can get you in a world of trouble, too. When you’re charged with this type of driving under the influence, it makes the prosecution’s job a little harder. The state can’t rely on breathalyzer results. The prosecutor must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you appeared impaired. The arresting officer will probably testify against you, both in criminal court and at your DHSMV hearing. But you have a legal right to fight back, and an experienced criminal defense attorney knows exactly how to do that. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips are thoroughly knowledgeable with all the ways a DUI arrest can go wrong and how you might be falsely accused. Consider the following:
Field sobriety tests can be difficult for someone to master even when he or she does not have any alcohol or drugs in his or her system at all. Issues such as wearing high heels or nerves can affect a person when the officer asks him or her to perform a variety of tasks to prove coordination and the capacity to follow instructions.
Breath test and blood test results can be wrong. The police officer administering the breathalyzer might have had inadequate training or made an honest mistake. These machines must be calibrated and maintained regularly. If they’re not, they can be inaccurate. Several innocent substances in one’s system and certain conditions can cause a falsely high reading. Radio frequency interference can affect a breathalyzer result. If one is given a blood test rather than a breath test, the technician might make a mistake or the lab equipment might malfunction.
Given all this, it’s easy to see how someone who chooses to proceed against a DUI charge without the aid of a qualified criminal defense attorney might be falsely convicted. Even if your breath test or blood test is accurate, having an experienced attorney on your side can make a world of difference. At Katz & Phillips, we know how many things can go wrong during a DUI arrest and we know what to do when nothing goes wrong, when the facts are the facts and those are what we must deal with. When one of our attorneys represents you, you’ll have the benefit of not only our knowledge, but our determination to make sure that even when the deck is stacked against you, your legal rights are protected.
Call us today if you’ve been charged with any DUI offense, even if it was for underage drinking, drugs or a multiple offense. We’ll fight our hardest to keep the penalties against you to a minimum. If you’re convicted without experienced legal representation, you could face probation and jail time, suspension of your driver’s license, fines, community service and mandatory DUI classes. When you put your trust in us, we’ll dedicate ourselves to making sure the worst of these penalties don’t happen to you. Founding partner David Katz is a former DUI/Intoxilyzer Specialist with the Seminole County State Attorney’s office, so no one knows better how the breathalyzer test works and how many things can go wrong with it. Call us today to find out how ironclad the state’s evidence against you is – or if something might have gone wrong.
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Title:Negotiating a Plea Deal in DUI Cases Publisher:Aspatore Publication Date: 2013
Why Choose Us?
Katz & Phillips will exhaust every effort to get your charges reduced or dropped. We are fierce negotiators and courtroom-tested litigators who will tirelessly protect your rights. We are available 24 hours a day – don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation now.