Deland DUI Defense Lawyer

“Where are you coming from? How much have you had to drink today? Are you feeling buzzed?” These are all questions police officers would likely ask an individual suspected of drunk driving. Their goal is to gain as much information as possible to give them probable cause to make a DUI arrest. If they catch a whiff of alcohol on your breath, notice alcohol containers in the vehicle, or hear you slurring your words, they have the right to ask you to step out of the car and participate in a field sobriety test. If the traffic stop results in a DUI arrest, you have the right to legal representation.

The Deland DUI lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm can help you out of this tough situation. Many people facing DUI charges have never been in trouble with the law before and are wary of what the future may have in store. The last thing anyone wants is to be locked behind bars for making a regrettable decision. We are here to give you a second chance by implementing our acquired legal knowledge to have your criminal charges lessened or even dismissed if possible.

What is Drunk Driving in Florida?

Many people mistakenly believe that DUI qualifications vary from state to state when actually federal statutes identify what constitutes as a DUI. This includes the various types of DUI offenses and also the heavily enforced blood alcohol concentration (BAC) levels. An officer can gauge these levels through the use of a breathalyzer. Any individual who has a BAC percentage over the legal limit can be arrested for a DUI. The respective legal limits are as follows:

  • Over 0.08% if you’re 21 years or older
  • Over 0.04% if you’re 21 years or older and operating a commercial vehicle
  • Over 0.02% if you’re under 21 years old

There is a Zero Tolerance policy for underage drinking in the United States which is why the BAC limit for those under 21 years of age is so low. This makes it virtually impossible for an individual to have even one drink and remain under the legal limit.

It is important to note that your BAC is ultimately a percentage which, therefore, varies depending on weight. For example, a 240 lb male may be able to have four 12 oz.beers and remain under the legal limit, while a 160 lb male could have the same amount of drinks and be well over the legal limit. This is why individuals should not blindly use the number of drinks they had to gauge sobriety as numerous factors are at play, including sex.

Types of DUI Offenses in Deland

A DUI in its most basic form is driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol; however, there are numerous DUI offenses an individual may face. These include:

  • Aggravated DUI: This charge becomes relevant when an individual breaks the law in multiples ways like speeding or swerving while driving drunk.
  • Felony DUI: A DUI and an aggravating factor like having a suspended license or a child in the vehicle.
  • Drunk Biking or Boating: The term “driving” extends to those who ride bikes and captain boats as well. It is illegal to be drunk while performing either activity.
  • Commercial DUI: This charge is relevant to those who are found drunk while operating a commercial vehicle for work purposes. The BAC level for commercial drivers is half that of passenger vehicle drivers.

Experienced Deland DUI Defense Attorneys

If you or someone you know is facing a DUI charge, be sure to acquire knowledgeable legal representation. The Deland DUI lawyers at The Umansky Law Firm can take a personalized approach to your case.

Our exceptional team of attorneys includes Bradford Fisher who served as a DUI specialist for the State Attorney’s Office before switching over to criminal defense. We can take your criminal history and presented criminal charges into account when constructing your defense to increase your chances of a favorable outcome. Contact us today at 407-228-3838 for a free case evaluation.

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The Umansky Law Firm
120 S Woodland Blvd #200
Deland, FL 32720
(386) 319-1726