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, you have several options. If you have never lost your license before for a DUI, you may be eligible to obtain an immediate hardship license at the department motor vehicles. 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
- Penalties: 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: A pre trail diversion is an option that depending on your case you may be eligible for.
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 or review some of our Recent DUI Cases.
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.
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