DUI – Driving Under the Influence
A DUI can happen to anyone who drives a car. Even responsible drivers can find themselves facing DUI charges. A DUI stays on your record for life and will effect insurance rates on auto policies and possibly health insurance rates. The Forbess Law Firm, P. A. aggressively defends these charges to help avoid a potential loss of your driver's license, heavy fines, and possible jail time. We can help you keep your license and fight every aspect of your DUI charge.
The Forbess Law Firm, P. A. has a comprehensive understanding of Florida's DUI laws. From the traffic stop to the breath, urine, or blood test, every element of your case will be carefully examined. We will help you understand the possible consequences you face and maximize your chances for a successful defense. In many cases, we are able to reduce a DUI charge to a Reckless Driving, a lesser charge with less severe penalties. We have also been able to get some DUI charges dropped outright. We will make sure all the tests, including the Field Sobriety Exercises and Breath/Urine/Blood Tests were administered properly.
In addition to the criminal penalties for DUI, you also may lose your license administratively. The Department of Motor Vehicles may suspend your license even if your criminal case is dropped, reduced to a lesser charge, or found not guilty at trial. Our lawyers will arrange to get you a temporary license while investigating and preparing for the "Formal Hearing" held by the DMV. If the DMV invalidates the suspension, you will get your full license restored administratively. When this happens, it is also very beneficial to your criminal case. You have 10 days from the date of your arrest to request a formal hearing and reserve your right to a hearing.
DUI is a criminal offense. If you want the best DUI defense possible, The Forbess Law Firm, P. A. will protect your rights and give you the aggressive defense your deserve.
Contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys today for a free initial consultation.