Driving Under the Influence (DUI), also called Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) in other parts of the country, is a very serious crime. Also, in Florida, it is possible to get a DUI without actually moving your vehicle.
It is illegal to “operate” or be in “actual physical control” of a vehicle while impaired. For instance, an intoxicated motorist who is found by police slumped over the wheel with keys in hand could be prosecuted for DUI even though the car never moved.
If you have been charged with DUI, contact the Law Offices of John Olea immediately.
Prosecution for DUI is aggressive. The Law Offices of John Olea, P.A. have the proper experience to help you defend yourself and fight back.
Keep in mind, Florida has “implied consent” laws. All motorists lawfully arrested for DUI must submit to chemical testing (blood, breath, or urine) for the purpose of determining the amount of alcohol or drugs in their systems. If a person refuses, they possibly face an immediate one-year suspension of their license. In Florida, it is a misdemeanor to refuse testing if have had your license suspended in the past and refuse a chemical test. (Fla. Stat. Ann. § 316.1939.)
The penalties for DUI may include:
Jail time or probation
Loss of your license
Mandatory installation of an interlock device on your car
Higher insurance rates
Driving Under the Influence cases can we successfully defended by the proper attorney and employing the intelligent and fair strategies.
Filing pretrial motions to suppress evidence
Challenging the evidence
Retest the evidence
Review environmental factors
The Law Offices of John Olea, P.A. has the knowledge, resources, and experience to fight a drunk driving or drunk boating charge.
Attorney John Olea has successfully defended many hundreds of cases, from the most serious to simple infractions. John is sensitive to the fact that any charge, even a minor one, can be absolutely devastating and cause emotional, financial, and other hardships. John devotes his time and thorough attention to the individual circumstances and details of every client’s case.
John Olea is personally available to discuss your case and answer any questions. Call 561-624-7717