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Florida DUI Lawyer

In recent years, all states, including the state of Florida, have taken steps to crack down on drunk driving, especially in light of high numbers of DUI accidents that cause injuries and fatalities. As a result of this nationwide crackdown, law enforcement authorities often will stop any driver whom they suspect is under the influence of alcohol or drugs or otherwise violating the law in some manner, whether they have good reason to do so or not.

In some situations, you may find yourself charged with DUI or a DUI-related crime. As the penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe, you are likely to be scared, confused, and overwhelmed by the charges against you, and unsure what to do first. The best step that you can take when facing such charges is to get assistance from a Florida DUI lawyer right away, so that you can both understand your rights and responsibilities and begin to build a defense against the charges. Katz & Phillips, P.A. offers experienced lawyers who are accustomed to representing clients in DUI cases, and who have the knowledge and skills to provide you with the legal assistance that your DUI case demands.

Challenge the Evidence under Florida DUI Laws

Although challenging a DUI charge may seem daunting or even impossible at first, there are various grounds for defending against a DUI charge. An experienced DUI lawyer in Florida may be able to challenge not only the sufficiency of the evidence supporting impairment, but also the legality of the initial traffic stop that led to the DUI charge. For instance, what a police officer perceives to be impaired driving to justify a traffic stop may actually be attributable to another cause, such as:

  • A health or medical condition
  • Medication
  • Weather conditions
  • Debris in the roadway
  • Unexpected distraction to the driver in the vehicle
  • An animal or pedestrian in the roadway

As these examples show, what an officer considers to be erratic driving as the basis for a traffic stop can be very subjective, and, as a result, not necessarily accurate. All too often, our clients find themselves facing DUI or DUI-related charges that are not supported by the evidence, or resulting from traffic stops that never should have occurred in the first place. Fortunately, this is precisely the type of case with which our Florida DUI law firm can help.

Protect Your Rights in DMV and Criminal DUI Proceedings

When you are charged with the criminal offense of DUI, you have only 10 days under Florida DUI laws to contact the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in order to contest the administrative suspension of your driver’s license. We are available to represent you in both your criminal proceedings and your administrative hearing before the DMV. However, given these time limitations, it is vital that you contact a Florida DUI attorney at Katz & Phillips, P.A. as quickly as possible following your arrest so that you do not miss any important deadlines in either your criminal case or your DMV case.

Contact a DUI Attorney in Florida Today

The attorneys of Katz & Phillips, P.A. understand just how overwhelming and distressing it can be when you or a loved one has been charged with DUI in the state of Florida. When you are facing DUI or DUI-related charges in Florida, you need a Florida DUI law firm that will act immediately and aggressively on your behalf. Call us at (321) 332-6864 to schedule a free initial evaluation of your case today. You will have the chance to meet with an experienced Florida DUI attorney who will answer your questions, evaluate your case, set forth your options, and help you make the decisions that are right for you and your family.