Sarasota DUI Lawyer
Defending Clients Who Are Facing DUI Charges in Sarasota County
Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs in Florida is a serious offense, and DUI laws can be complex. After a decade in practice, I understand how devastating the consequences of a conviction can be. By working with Lail Law Firm, PLLC, you will have an experienced Sarasota DUI attorney on your side who can help you protect your rights. Your freedom and driving privileges could be on the line. Don’t wait to contact me and get started on your free consultation.
Florida DUI Laws
In Florida, driving under the influence is commonly defined as operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or a mixture of the two. Florida has very strict DUI laws that inflict severe penalties on those who violate them. Drivers in Florida are considered legally impaired if their BAC is 0.08% or higher. By driving on Florida roads, drivers automatically give implied consent to submit to a blood, breath, or urine test if they are questioned about driving under the influence. Refusal to take the test may result in an automatic license suspension.
What are the Penalties For a DUI in Florida?
In the state of Florida, driving under the influence is a serious criminal offense that can lead to severe consequences. The penalties for a DUI conviction will vary depending based on the specific circumstances of the case, which include the driver's blood alcohol content (BAC) if they have any prior DUI convictions and if any injuries or property damage was caused by the DUI incident. Here are the potential penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Florida:
- License suspension
- Jail time
- Community service
- DUI school
Defenses Against DUI Charges
Being arrested for DUI is embarrassing and devastating. Once charges are brought against you, the clock starts ticking for you to build a defense and tell your side of the story. At Lail Law Firm, PLLC, I know how to challenge the evidence and ensure you are not being unfairly targeted. Your charge may actually just be reckless driving and should not result in the same harsh penalties as a DUI.
We may be able to prove the following:
- Police made an unlawful stop
- You were forced to drive intoxicated
- Breathalyzer technology was faulty
- You did not know you were drunk
- You were a victim of entrapment
I have no interest in judging you for what happened—I only want to help you get the best possible outcome for your tough situation. The better you feel about your case, the more easily you will be able to tell the court what really happened and get a better result.
Contact Our Sarasota DUI Defense Attorney Today
During your free consultation, we will discuss the details of your situation to ensure you have all the facts you need to build a strong defense. As your Sarasota DUI lawyer, I will give you clear advice about what to do next so you can proceed with confidence. The sooner we can get started, the better chance we have to review the evidence and allegations against you to check for errors. Don’t wait.
Contact the Lail Law Firm, PLLC, today to get started on your defense with our Sarasota DUI Lawyer.
Lail Law Firm, PLLC is a client-focused firm that has your best interest in mind. We are available 24/7 to best suit your needs.
With care, attention, and my years of experience in Criminal Defense, Attorney Brian J. Lail will fight hard to obtain the most favorable outcome.
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