Each year, thousands of people are arrested for drunk driving in Florida. The seriousness of this crime cannot be overestimated and is reflected in the penalties that convicted offenders experience. If you are facing DUI charges, it is imperative that you take action immediately.
The team at Jansen and Davis, P.A. is ready to craft your defense the moment you retain our services. There are many reasons why you can benefit from the legal aid that is offered at our firm.
Why people choose Jansen and Davis, P.A.:
A DUI conviction can impact your future for years. Having the experienced legal representation from a qualified Tallahassee DUI defense attorney at Jansen and Davis, P.A. will help protect your personal freedom and the rights you deserve.
First-time offenders often assume that they can go without legal counsel – after all, it’s just a drunk driving conviction, right? Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth. Such a conviction often carries a social stigma, and perpetrators may find it hard to obtain employment or experience the same level of trust from others that they once did. Our team is here to aggressively defend your reputation.
We take the time to approach each case methodically and resourcefully. By leaving no stone unturned, our team can confidently prepare the most effective defense to your charges.
Strict Florida laws are in place to punish DUI violators severely in an attempt to deter them from future drunk driving offenses. Individuals choosing to represent themselves during court proceedings are far more likely to lose their driving privileges as result of a DUI conviction. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Tallahassee, our team will work closely with you to help determine the best possible defense for your case.
Florida enforces strict DUI laws in order to discourage drivers from committing such an offense. The penalties of a DUI conviction can include:
Our DUI defense attorneys have the knowledge necessary to help get your charges reduced or dismissed.
BAC stands for blood alcohol content. If an officer pulls you over and your BAC is at or above .08%, you can be arrested for driving while intoxicated. For minors, anything at or above .02% is considered illegal.
How many drinks does it take to reach the legal limit?
While there are online BAC calculators, it is impossible to say for sure how many drinks it takes. No two people are the same and everyone reacts to alcohol differently. If you're unsure, it is always best to exercise too much caution, rather than not enough.
Technically yes, however, Florida has an implied consent law which means that every time you get in your car, you are agreeing to take a chemical test if pulled over. Should you refuse, your license will be automatically suspended for at least one year.
If your rights are not read, your case will most likely not be dismissed. Failure to read Miranda rights impacts the statements you give to the officer, not concrete evidence, such as chemical tests.
One of the most common reasons your driver’s license can be suspended is because of a drunk driving arrest. Before the suspension actually takes effect, you may be required to attend an administrative hearing. This hearing is your chance to challenge your arrest and try to get your license back.
The last thing you want is for your license to be suspended based on unlawful charges. The administrative hearing is the most effective place to ensure that this doesn’t happen and our firm is committed to working tirelessly for you every step of the way.
This hearing occurs not long after the arrest occurred and includes the arrested individual, their legal counsel, and the DMV. The driver is given the opportunity to present evidence challenging the circumstances of their arrest.
Each piece of evidence should work to dispute the following:
Along with evidence, the driver can also present testimony and witnesses to further their cause. An attorney can carefully develop the case on behalf of the driver and convince the DMV hearing officer that the charges should be dismissed.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding your DUI, you should not hesitate to put Jansen & Davis, P.A. on your side. For more than 50 years, our firm has been protecting the driving privileges of those facing DUI charges – should you choose to hire the legal services offered at our firm, you can trust that your case is in good hands.
Need to fight a DUI? Contact a Tallahassee DUI lawyer at Jansen and Davis, P.A.! Call (877) 378-6136 for legal representation today!