I’ve Been Charged With A DUI. Do I Have A Defense?
When it comes to drinking and driving, everyone thinks they know the law. All too often they think they are guilty because they were charged. When it comes to drunk driving in Florida, it’s common to misunderstand the law. You need an attorney who knows how to defend you and your case. At Epstein & Robbins, we have helped clients when it matters most.
Understanding DUIs And Traffic Violations
Just because you had a drink does not mean you were drunk. It’s only a crime to drink and drive if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is above .08 on a properly administered, properly calibrated breath test machine, blood test or urine test, or if your normal faculties are impaired. Impairment can also occur from prescriptions drugs.
- Don’t plead guilty or no contest to drunk driving until you’ve had an experienced DUI defense attorney look at your case.
- Don’t pay traffic tickets without talking with a lawyer — by doing so you may be admitting guilt to a serious driving violation.
The penalties are simply too high, even for a first offense, and the penalties accumulate and get worse with every additional conviction. If you have one DUI and then a few serious traffic violations, you risk being classified as a habitual traffic offender. You could even lose your license for five years.
Call Us Today
At the law office of Epstein & Robbins, our defense lawyers know that good people can run into big problems. We represent any driver, including drivers with commercial driver’s licenses and tourists. Whether this is your first DUI charge or you have had a prior conviction, contact our Jacksonville law office online or call us at 904-354-5645. We are available 24/7.