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Criminal Law Services: DUI and Traffic Ticket Defense

At Demesmin and Dover Law Firm, we offer criminal defense law services specifically relating to DUI (Driving Under the Influence) and traffic ticket defense. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to providing professional, knowledgeable, and effective representation for individuals facing legal challenges relating to these issues.

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DUI Defense

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges can have severe consequences, including license suspension, hefty fines, and even imprisonment. Our legal experts are well-versed in DUI laws and will vigorously defend your rights, working diligently to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. We offer:

  • Strategic Defense Strategies: Employing a personalized approach in which we craft defense strategies tailored to the specifics of your case. This ensures we are able to minimize the consequences incurred and that we are able to protect your driving privileges.

  • Legal Guidance and Support: Our team provides clear, concise legal advice and supports you throughout the legal process, ensuring you understand your rights and options every step of the way.

  • Court Representation: With our extensive courtroom experience, we will represent you in court. We will advocate for your rights and work towards a favorable resolution, whether through negotiation or litigation.

  • Post-Conviction Relief: If you've been previously convicted of a DUI, our team can assist in seeking post-conviction relief or exploring avenues for record expungement when applicable.

Florida has strict laws concerning DUI offenses, which can lead to severe consequences. Florida Statutes Sections 316.193 define the offense of driving under the influence and outlines the associated penalties. These penalties may include fines, license suspension, mandatory substance abuse programs, and possible incarceration.

Our legal team focuses on providing a robust defense for individuals facing DUI charges. We address the specific aspects of Florida DUI law including:

  • BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) Levels: Florida law sets the legal limit for BAC at 0.08%. Enhanced penalties may apply for higher BAC levels, especially for repeat offenses or BAC levels significantly above the legal limit.

  • Implied Consent: Florida has an implied consent law, which means that by operating a vehicle, drivers implicitly consent to BAC testing. Refusal to submit to a breathalyzer test can lead to immediate license suspension.

  • Administrative Penalties: Immediate license suspension can occur following a DUI arrest in Florida. Our legal team works to challenge these administrative penalties to protect your driving privileges.

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1. What are the potential consequences of a DUI conviction?

A DUI conviction can result in fines, license suspension, increased insurance rates, and even jail time, depending on the circumstances and prior offenses.

2. Will I lose my driver's license after a DUI arrest?

In many cases, there is a risk of license suspension after a DUI arrest. Our team works to minimize the impact on your driving privileges.

3. How can a lawyer help in a DUI case?

An experienced attorney can analyze the evidence, challenge procedural errors, negotiate with the prosecution, and represent your interests in court to seek reduced charges or dismissal.

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Traffic Ticket Defense:

Facing a traffic ticket may seem minor, but its implications can result in fines, increased insurance premiums, and potential license points leading to license suspension. Our legal services for traffic tickets include:

  • Ticket Review and Analysis: We meticulously review the circumstances of your ticket to identify any potential defenses or mitigating factors that could help reduce or dismiss the charges.

  • Negotiation and Representation: We negotiate with prosecutors to potentially reduce the charges or penalties associated with your traffic ticket. If necessary, we represent you in court to contest the ticket, aiming for a favorable outcome.

  • Legal Guidance on Options: We provide clear guidance on available legal options, ensuring you make informed decisions about how to proceed with your case.

Florida Statute Section 316 covers a wide range of traffic laws and violations. From speeding, to running red lights or stop signs, these violations can result in fines, points on your license, and increased insurance rates.

Our legal services for traffic tickets include:

  • Traffic Violation Categories: Florida traffic laws categorize violations as moving and non-moving violations, with differing penalties and implications. Understanding these distinctions is crucial in building a defense strategy.

  • Points System: Florida employs a points system, where various traffic violations can lead to points on your driver's license. Accruing too many points within a specific period can result in license suspension.

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1. Can I fight a traffic ticket?

Yes, it's possible to contest a traffic ticket. Our team reviews the circumstances of your ticket to identify potential defenses or mitigating factors.

2. How can a lawyer help with a traffic ticket?

An attorney can negotiate with the prosecutor, potentially reducing the charges or penalties associated with the ticket. They can also represent you in court to contest the ticket.

3. Will a traffic ticket affect my insurance rates? 

Traffic tickets can lead to increased insurance premiums due to points added to your driving record. Our goal is to mitigate these consequences as much as possible.

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At Demesmin and Dover Law Firm, we understand the stress and uncertainty that legal issues like DUI charges and traffic tickets can bring. Our commitment is to provide dedicated legal representation, strive for the best possible outcomes, and alleviate the burden on our clients during these challenging times.

Contact us today for your free consultation to discuss your DUI or traffic ticket case, and let our experienced legal team guide you through the legal process with expertise and dedication.

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