DUI Attorney Orlando

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Whether you were impaired, drunk or sober, being pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving can have an impact on all aspects of your life. When you are dealing with a DUI charge, it is important to have an experienced Orlando DUI attorney on your side who understands what you are going through and can fight for your freedom.

Experienced DUI Attorneys in Orlando

Our DUI lawyers are former prosecutors which gives us a unique a insight into the type of strategy that will be used against you. Our entire firm is aggressive in its support of you throughout your DUI case, providing you with the help you need in order to reach your goals for a positive outcome of the case whenever possible.

What Happens After You've Been Charged With a DUI?

Getting arrested for DUI, spending any time at all in jail and having to get your car out of impound can just be an awful experience. You may feel exhausted, grimy from the jail and even anxious or scared about what happens next. It's completely natural to feel this way. You are probably asking yourself what now? What are the penalties, what do I do about my license and where do I go from here?

Whether its school, work or basic errands, we need to drive to maintain our livelihood. Needless to say, your first step is to get your license back. In Florida, if you have never lost your license for a DUI, you may be eligible to obtain an immediate hardship license at the department motor vehicles, but you only have 10 Days to apply from the date of your arrest. The good thing is you don't even need a lawyer. The process is called a waiver hearing because you are simply waiving your right to challenge your suspension and in return you receive a hardship license. The hardship license allows you to get to school or work and run errands that are necessary to your daily life.

Penalties For A DUI in Florida

The consequences of a DUI can range from monetary fines and jail time to years of driver's license suspension and the inability to obtain auto insurance. The severity of the consequences will depend on your situation. Our firm can assess your situation and help you understand the penalties you may be facing.

As former prosecutors we have extensive knowledge of the Florida's DUI laws, we take the time to break down the information and educate you to ensure you fully understand the situation.

We discuss information such as:

  • Plea Agreements: Once you plead no contest to Driving Under the Influence, it stays on your criminal record. You may appeal the sentence within 30 days of the plea agreement being accepted, but the no contest plea is the same as being found guilty, so your record is affected.
  • Pre-Trial Diversion: Pre-trial diversion is a great option because completion of the program guarantees your charges will be dropped. To be eligible for pre-trial diversion, this must be your first DUI arrest, you cannot have any prior convictions for a similiar crime, and you must be a legal resident of Florida.

What Do I Need To Do to Get My Hardship License?

If this is the first time you've lost your license for an alcohol related offense, you need to enroll in the DUI level one school sponsored by the Florida Safety Council. Second, you need to take that enrollment paperwork to the DMV and ask to waive your hardship hearing. You will need to pay approximately $25 dollars to apply to waive your hearing and a couple hundred dollars more to obtain the actual license.

Have you lost your license for an alcohol related in the past? Learn more about handling a DUI as a repeat offender.

How Our DUI Lawyers Can Defend You

We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of technology. We understand the latest developments in field sobriety testing, breathalyzers, ignition interlock devices, and other new technologies and techniques that can affect your case. Learn more about our DUI Defense Strategies.

Get a Free Review of Your DUI Case

We do more than a free consultation, when you come in you will meet with a lawyer who will go over your police report and look to see where there are holes in your case. We will go over our DUI strategy planning tool where we will immediately begin to develop a plan to resolve your case. If you have never been charged or arrested for DUI before, you may be eligible to get your charge dropped in a DUI diversion program. You will also receive a free guide to dealing with your arrest which provides helpful tips and information about the process.

Contact The Umansky Law Firm Today

Whether you are a Florida resident, tourist, or truck driver with a CDL arrested for DUI, let us help you fight for justice. At The Umansky Law Firm, we have the experience needed to vigorously defend your case. Contact us online or call 407-228-3838 now to schedule your free consultation.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Grand Theft ($300-$5000)

Nolle Prosequi-Case Dropped

CT-Driving Under the Influence Car (M1)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

CT- Driving under the influence car

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

Grand Theft Third Degree

Adjudicated Guilty; One day jail/one day time serve; Restitution fees; Court Cost

Petit Theft < 300

We negotiated an agreement that entailed the State dropping the charge after our client completed a Pre-Trial Diversion Program. The Charge was dropped via a Nolle Prosequi.

Unlawful Speeding

Withhold of Adjudication; No points on license; Paid fine and clerk cost; 8 hour aggressive driver class; 90 days to satisfy fine and class

Shoot/Throw Missile Into Dwell/Struct/Veh; Child Abuse; Criminal Mischief; Battery (Domestic Violence)

No Information Notice - Charges Dropped

Attach Tag/Lic Plate To Unassigned Vehicle (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped

DUI with Minor In Car or BAL of .20 or Higher

Pled No Contest, 1 Year Probation, 10 day Car Impound, Community Service

Motion to Modify Probation

Motion Granted in 48 hours

Petit Theft

Adjudication Withheld, 4 Months probation, Costs/Fines, Impulse Control Class

Petit Theft of $100 or MORE (M1)

Nolle Prosequi

Refuse To Submit To DUI Test (M1)

Case Dropped

Battery on Law Enforcement Officer (F3); Disorderly Conduct (M2)

Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


Charges Dropped

Scheme to Defraud(F3); Grand Theft(F3)

Motion to Terminate Probation Granted

Unlawful Speed


Failed to Yield at Intersection

Not Guilty

Leave Scene Of A Crash W/Property Damage (M2)

Case Dropped

Motion to Modify and Impose a Withhold of Adjudication


Attempted Burglary of a Conveyance

Charges dropped

Possession of Cannabis (less than 20 grams)

Charges dropped


Reduced to reckless driving

Possession of Alcohol Under the Age of 21

Charges dropped

Driving Under the Influence

Reduced to Reckless Driving

Violation of Probation

Case Dismissed

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