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Driving Under the Influence of Impairing Substances

DUI is a very serious issue. Not only could you face serious penalties if convicted, but these penalties could follow you for the rest of your life in some cases. You could lose your driver's license and possibly face jail time. Make sure you have the defense of a DUI lawyer in Fort Myers!

Call (239) 204-5657 to request your free DUI case evaluation!

When Can Someone Be Arrested for DUI in Florida?

According to Florida Statutes §316.193 a person is guilty of driving under the influence of impairing substances when they have a BAC (blood alcohol content) reading of 0.08% or higher, or any traceable amount of impairing drug is in their system (0.01 or higher).

The penalties for conviction of this crime can be severe in the state of Florida, depending on any prior convictions, and various circumstances under which you are charged. For example, the penalties will increase if your BAC is found to be at 0.15% or higher, or if there is a minor under the age of 18 in the vehicle at the time of your arrest. For a first conviction, you could face imprisonment, fines, probation, court-ordered community service, vehicle impoundment, driver license revocation, and others. For multiple convictions the penalties will greatly increase.

Charged with DUI? Seek legal assistance today!

At Brian L. Edwards, Esq., we understand the implications of a DUI conviction. DUI penalties can be severe, not only could you face extensive fines, but you could face license suspension as well. If your driver license is revoked then your transportation situation could become dire. If you are unable to get to work then you could lose your job. The downward spiral is quick and extremely harsh. For this, and many other reasons, it is vitally important that you retain the skilled legal assistance of a Fort Myers criminal defense lawyer in your case in order to combat the charges against you.

Our firm knows how to build a strong defense of your case and fight for your rights in court. It is important for you to know that there is no evidence brought in a DUI case that our firm cannot aggressively fight against. Human error is always a possible factor, and there are many cases where police officers obtain evidence in such a way that violates your constitutional rights to privacy. We will explore all options and provide you with aggressive representation if you choose to work with us.

Charged with DUI in Florida? Speak with a Fort Myers DUI lawyer from our firm today and schedule a free case evaluation! Call (239) 204-5657 to get started.

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Read How We Have Successfully Defended Our Clients in Past Cases
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