Kissimmee DUI Lawyers

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Osceola County law enforcement officers are constantly on the lookout for intoxicated drivers during evening hours and in the early morning. For many, driving under the influence isn’t done purposefully, but more as the result of a circumstance. You may have planned to hang out with friends and maybe didn’t expect to drink as much as you did. Even when you were pulling out of the parking lot to head home, you may have felt fully capable of driving, but by then, the alcohol had already started to cloud your judgment. The next thing you know, you’ve been pulled over on the side of the road and are participating in a field sobriety test. Although the situation may seem overwhelming, there are legal professionals ready to fight for you.

Were you arrested by the Kissimmee Police Department, St. Cloud Police Department, or the Osceola County Sheriff’s office for DUI? Don’t let an arrest for a DUI get you down. Our Kissimmee DUI lawyers can assist you in handling your DUI case.

Aggressive DUI Lawyers in Kissimmee

Our Kissimmee DUI attorneys are experienced in handling cases for people arrested for DUI in Osceola County.  We have experience challenging the blood test, the breath test, field sobriety tests, and whatever different DUI factors the prosecutor can throw at you.

Our lawyers can give you a free consultation wherein we can discuss your legal rights and tell you about time-tested strategies to help you through the criminal justice process and in dealing with the DMV regarding your DUI and your driver’s license.

Defenses for a DUI Arrest in Kissimmee

People often assume they can’t refute a charge for a DUI. That’s not true. Although law enforcement may frame your arrest as lawful and allude to the idea that your breathalyzer test results are absolute, there are proven-effective defense strategies that your legal counsel can apply to your DUI case.

Challenge the Breathalyzer

Florida law enforcement officers use the Intoxylizer 8000 to conduct breathalyzer tests. Although the results this device produces can be used to criminalize many individuals, it’s important to know that it’s also prone to producing inaccurate readings. Many outside factors can affect the results of your breathalyzer test including:

  • Machine errors: If the machine is not calibrated, improperly calibrated, or not approved for use in Florida, the test results can be inadmissible evidence.
  • Chemical interference: Products like cough syrup and nail polish contain alcohol and can interfere with test results.
  • Operator errors: If the operator is not licensed or carries an expired license, the results of the test cannot be used.
  • Testing errors: The device measures your BAC at the time of the test and not when you were driving, which can cause inaccuracies in the results.

Challenge the Stop

Police officers must have probable cause to perform a traffic stop. They cannot use your physical appearance, the type of car you’re driving, or the area you’re driving in as legitimate reasons to pull you over. They must have noticed a vehicle defect or you violating a specific traffic regulation to stop. If neither was relevant in your case, a Kissimmee DUI lawyer may be able to get charges lessened or even dropped altogether if possible.

Contact a Kissimmee DUI Defense Attorney

Being arrested by the Osceola County Sheriff’s Office for DUI does not have to be the end of the road for you. Let our experienced DUI lawyers guide you through the process.  We have experience putting together hundreds of unique defenses for clients in Kissimmee and the rest of Central Florida.

If you’ve never been in trouble with the law before, you may be eligible for a first offender program where your charge may be dropped. If you’re a repeat DUI offender, you’ll need an aggressive defender if you want any chance of avoiding mandatory jail, a driver’s license suspension, or other penalties that come with repeat DUI offenses. Trust The Umansky Law Firm’s more than 100 years of combined experience to represent you effectively in the courtroom. As a member of the National College for DUI Defense, attorney William D. Umansky will put his former experience as a Florida state prosecutor to work for your case. 

If you’ve been charged with a DUI call us at (407) 218-5961 or online for a free case evaluation.