Driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida is a serious crime that is not limited by criminal history or socio-economic status. People from all walks of life can be subject to DUI charges, and many people are arrested for DUI after one simple mistake of having too much to drink before driving. Although DUI charges are common, the penalties are severe. With a conviction for DUI, you could face significant fines, penalties, the ignition interlock device requirement and the loss of your license.
Do not let one mistake ruin your life.
At Weaver & Dorfman, P.A., we defend clients in the Melbourne, Florida, area against DUI charges. Melbourne DUI defense attorney Kenneth N. Weaver Jr. has nearly 25 years of criminal defense experience, and we use this experience to defend our clients' rights and interests against DUI charges.
We will look into every aspect of your arrest to defeat the charges against you:
- The stop and arrest: There are strict limitations on what the police can do when stopping and arresting someone for DUI. The United States Constitution and the Florida Constitution prohibit the police from making illegal traffic stops.
- Field sobriety tests: The standardized field sobriety tests are used by police as evidence, but few people know that they are completely voluntary. You are not required by law to submit to these tests when stopped for DUI.
- Breath and blood tests: There are a number of common technical problems and operational errors that occur in the Breathalyzer and other breath and blood tests.
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, our attorney can help find the errors and inconsistencies in your case that will have the charges dismissed or minimized. When necessary, we will fight to win your case at trial.
Another important aspect of DUI cases involves the administrative driver's license defense. When stopped for drunk driving, you have limited time to petition for a hearing with Florida's Department of Motor Vehicles. Talk with a lawyer right away if you have been stopped for DUI. We can make sure you file your petition on time and represent you throughout the process of defending your driving privileges.
Call 321-426-1882 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced DUI defense lawyer from Weaver & Dorfman, P.A.