How to Beat a DUI in Florida

Getting arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida can have a devastating impact on your life. But a conviction could be even worse. Get help beating your DUI by reaching out to a Florida DUI lawyer. 

Drunk driving may not seem like a big deal, but it is. The consequences of a DUI conviction can be long-lasting and permanently alter the course of your life. Whether you are innocent or guilty, you are entitled to a criminal defense, and you may not be prepared to go at it alone. Fortunately, a Florida DUI lawyer may be able to help you learn how to beat a DUI in Florida. 

Michael Fayard, Attorney at Law has the experience you need to obtain the verdict you need to put this experience behind you. Below, you can learn more about the various defensive strategies that may be used to secure an acquittal or reduction in charges. 

Defense Strategies for Florida DUI Cases

The consequences of a DUI can be disastrous. Not only could you face license suspension, fines, community service, probation, jail time, and other penalties, but your record will permanently reflect the DUI if you are found guilty. 

With that in mind, it is critical that you be prepared to defend yourself in court. Arguing that there was an unlawful stop, your Miranda rights were violated, or that improper chemical testing occurred may be your best option, though there are other defenses that can be used on a case-by-case basis. Read on to learn more about what each of these defense strategies entail.

Unlawful Stop

In order for law enforcement to pull you over, they must have reasonable cause to do so. Maybe you failed to use your turn signal or stop at a red light, for example. 

But the police need to have a legitimate reason for pulling you over in order for a stop to be considered lawful. If law enforcement did not have such a reason, the stop can be considered unlawful and you may be able to avoid being found guilty. 

Miranda Violations

Upon your arrest, law enforcement has an obligation to read you your rights, also known as your Miranda rights. If they fail to do so, anything you said that may have implicated you as guilty of a DUI will not be able to be used against you by the prosecutor in court. 

Improper Chemical Testing

Another defensive strategy that may work if you hope to beat your DUI charges is questioning the validity of the chemical testing. When you were pulled over, chances are high that you breathed into a breathalyzer. But if law enforcement did not administer the test correctly or mishandled the results, the evidence against you may be inaccurate. 

Likewise, if you had blood or urine testing done to determine your blood alcohol levels, but those tests were not administered correctly or the results were not interpreted correctly, you may have a good chance at having the charges against you dismissed. 

Meet with a Florida DUI Lawyer

To get the help you need to beat a DUI in Florida, get in touch with Michael Fayard, Attorney at Law. Having a Florida DUI lawyer by your side could make all the difference in the outcome of your case. 

My firm proudly offers complimentary consultations to the accused. Take advantage of this opportunity and schedule yours as soon as today. You can contact the office by phone at 941-306-1310 or through the online contact form provided below.