Orlando DUI Defense Attorney

Drunk Driving

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

Get Help From an Experienced DUI Lawyer in Orlando, FL

For over 20 years, we’ve helped Central Florida residents fight charges of DUI and drunk driving. As former prosecutors and public defenders on the state and local level, our Orlando defense attorneys have a unique insight into the type of strategy that will be used against you. This knowledge, combined with our aggressive representation and caring attitude, is a winning formula for positive results as shown by our ratings and reviews.

What Happens After You’ve Been Charged With a DUI in Florida?

Getting arrested for drunk driving can be an awful experience. From spending any time at all in jail to having to get your car out of impound, you may feel exhausted, grimy and even anxious or scared about what happens next. These feelings are completely natural. You are probably asking yourself, “What now? What are the penalties for DUI, what do I do about my license? How do I hire a DUI lawyer?”

Whether it’s school, work or basic errands, we need to drive to maintain our livelihood. Needless to say, the first step we take is getting 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 of Motor Vehicles (DMV), but you only have 10 days to apply from the date of your arrest.

The process to do this is called a waiver hearing as 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.

Florida DUI 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. The Orlando DUI defense attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm can provide a free case assessment to help you understand the penalties you may be facing. Our DUI attorneys take the time to break down the information and educate you to ensure you fully understand your current situation and the road ahead.

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.
  • Pretrial Diversion: Pretrial 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 similar crime, and you must be a legal Florida resident.

Can You Help Me Get a Hardship License?

If this is the first time you’ve lost your license for an alcohol-related offense, you will need to enroll in the DUI level one school sponsored by the Florida Safety Council. We will show you how to enroll and take your enrollment paperwork to the DMV and ask them to waive your hardship hearing.

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

How Our Orlando DUI Lawyers Can Help

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.

We do more than offer a free consultation. We can review your facts, determine a strategy of defense and go over your alternatives instead of just walking in and pleading guilty to a DUI. 

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.  In many cases we may be able to reduce your charge to Reckless Driving and in some cases even Careless Driving, a civil citation. 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, we can help you fight for justice. At The Umansky Law Firm, we have over 100 years of combined experience and will do everything needed to vigorously defend your case. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Recent Criminal
Case Results

Burglary of Dwelling; Petit Theft

Withhold with 6 months probation and impulse control; adjudication withheld

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

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Nolle Prosequi - Case Dropped


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Case Dropped

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Charges dropped

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