Drinking and driving, what are my options if I get stopped?
DUI cases carry a plethora of consequences that will confront the convicted driver days, months, or even years after the arrest. In Florida, a DUI conviction can never be removed from a driving record leaving you to endure the consequences of being convicted for the rest of your life. Consequences like: license suspension, vehicle impoundment, fines, community service, probation, mandatory counseling or alcohol treatment and possible incarceration are well known. Other longer term consequences of DUI: substantially higher insurance premiums, reporting of the DUI to credit bureaus therefore restricting potential employment opportunities, loss of driving privileges and social stigma.
If you have been arrested for DUI, your license may be suspended immediately. It is important to retain an experienced DUI lawyer quickly in this instance because you only have 10 days from your arrest to challenge the suspension of your license or you will forfeit the ability to do so. You are entitled to an administrative review of that suspension, but a hearing must be set within the 10 day window.
Understanding the process and potential consequences for a DUI is imperative. Having someone on your side that has substantial experience in handling DUI cases is equally as important.
Attorney Michael Butash has handled thousands of DUI cases, both as a prosecuting attorney and as a defense attorney, and has the tools and ability to zealously defend you. Attorney Michael Butash takes a comprehensive approach to defending each aspect of your case. Attorney Michael Butash can help you fight to pursue favorable options which may include case dismissal, not guilty verdicts, reduced charges and other outcomes. Call today at 866-33-LEGAL to receive a FREE consultation on your DUI case.