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Florida DUI Attorney

A Florida DUI lawyer may be able to help you reduce or avoid consequences of an arrest for impaired driving. Being arrested could mean the loss of your license and your freedom: but it does not have to. Katz & Phillips, P.A. has successfully helped many clients throughout the state of Florida to respond to a DUI accusation.

At Katz & Phillips, P.A., we work hard to make sure you get the best outcome possible given the specifics of your case. We have a strong legal team made up of skilled criminal defense lawyers and former prosecutors. We’ll bring extensive experience and unparalleled knowledge to the table, especially as our attorneys have unique qualifications like being among just a few lawyers in the state who are Board Certified in DUI Defense and being the only lawyer in the state with professional INTOXILYZER (breathalyzer) training.

To learn more about the representation we can offer you, call now. We’ll also answer questions including:

  • What happens after a Florida DUI?
  • What are my options for reducing penalties for a DUI in Florida?
  • How can a Florida DUI lawyer help?

What Happens After a DUI in Florida?

After a DUI in Florida, an administrative suspension of your license can occur even before you are prosecuted in court. You have only 10 days to request a hearing to try to stop this.

You’ll be arraigned and need to argue for bail and enter a plea. Your attorney can help decide if you want to plead guilty or not. You should try to negotiate a plea deal if you plan to admit guilt.  You should also explore opportunities to defend yourself- never assume conviction is inevitable even if prosecutors have blood test or breath test evidence to use against you.

If you are convicted, you could lose both a personal and commercial license for a period of time. You could go to jail. Fines and court costs are expensive. You’ll face high insurance costs and other serious consequences and may have to go to drug or alcohol counseling. You want to try to minimize or avoid these penalties and a Florida DUI lawyer is here to help.

What are Your Options for Reducing DUI Penalties?

You can avoid penalties for driving under the influence if you avoid conviction. Innocence is not a factor in avoiding a guilty verdict. All you must do to avoid being found guilty is introduce reasonable doubt. An experienced attorney can help you keep evidence from being used if it was collected illegally and can help you undermine a prosecutor’s evidence.

You can also reduce penalties through negotiation of a plea deal and, in some cases, can explore pretrial diversion opportunities so you don’t end up with a criminal record.  It is even possible to get charges dropped sometimes if there is not enough evidence or if your attorney can keep evidence from being used in court.

How Can a Florida DUI Lawyer Help?

At Katz & Phillips, P.A., our attorneys are former prosecutors so we know how DUI cases work. We will explore all of the facts and advise you on your options and the pros and cons of each course of action. We’ll be there throughout your case, helping you meet deadlines, make arguments and develop a solid legal strategy. Your representation will be tailored to your case. Give us a call now and learn more about how we can offer personalized legal service as you face Florida DUI charges.