Many people who face charges of driving under the influence (known as DUI or DWI) plead guilty because they believe they will not be able to get the charges dismissed. They may have had a few drinks and failed a breathalyzer test and consequently believe they are guilty. But that may not be the case.
At Marrero, Serrano, Farah Law LP, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the charges you face. You may have a defense that prevents a conviction for driving under the influence of being placed on your record. Given the effect a conviction would have on your insurance rates and your ability to drive, it makes sense to discuss your case with an experienced defense attorney before doing anything. We represent people facing drunk driving charges and other clients facing criminal charges in the Miami-Dade area, Broward County, and the Florida Keys.
Defense against Driving Under the Influence Charges
Driving under the influence charges are technical cases that are based on the word of the arresting officer and the results of his blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Defenses to drunk driving charges are based on technicalities. These defenses include
- Questioning the arrest: Did the police have a legal reason to arrest you? If not, evidence collected during the arrest may be dismissed.
Questioning the field sobriety test: If you were given a field sobriety test, the reliability of the results may be questioned based on the circumstances of your case.
- Challenge the detention breath test: Breath testing and blood work are only reliable to the extent that the machine and the person using it can be trusted. Our attorneys will review the details of the arrest and determine if the police made any errors that may invalidate the results.
Even if the state has enough evidence to bring charges of driving under the influence against you, our attorneys can negotiate with prosecutors to minimize the consequences.
For more information on driving under the influence charges
Before you plead guilty to a DUI charge, call 305-446-9466 to speak with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys. We will do everything we can to protect your driver’s license and your freedom.