Our DUI attorney specializes in defending clients against charges of driving under the influence. Our law firm understands that every case has different circumstances, and every client has the right to have individualized representation. Being arrested for a DUI is a scary experience and can have severe consequences, if not handled by an experienced attorney.
Behavior during a traffic stop can significantly influences the outcome of the case. If you are stopped, remain calm, the appearance of nervousness could be a sign of wrongdoing. Have your insurance, registration, and Driver’s License ready to present. Do not try to joke with the officer, they have a dangerous job and your goal should be to make it as easy as possible.
Know Your Rights
Evidence gathered by the law enforcement officer during your initial stop will be used against you in court. If they believe you to be under the influence of a controlled substance, they will ask you to perform Field Sobriety Exercises. You have the right to say “no.” Field Sobriety Exercises like the walk and turn, one leg-stand and Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus are commonly used in determining a person’s impairment. You do not have to give the State evidence against you. However, your refusal can be used against you in court.
If you are arrested for a DUI, the officer will request you to submit to a breath or blood test. You can refuse to submit to a breath or blood test a test as well; however; as a result, your license will be suspended. A prosecutor can use your refusals during a trial as evidence of guilt. The typical prosecutorial technique includes advising the jury that if you have nothing to hide, you would have submitted to the tests. This can be rebutted during the trial by a skilled defense attorney.
Experienced Orlando DUI Attorney
If you are arrested for DUI, it is imperative you contact an attorney as soon as possible. Our attorney has prosecuted DUI’s on behalf of the government for many years. Now she uses her knowledge and experience working as a prosecutor to defend our clients charged with driving under the influence. Call us today for a FREE consultation with our Orlando DUI Attorney at 1-855-554-6534.