Miami DUI Lawyer
Charged with drunk driving in Miami?
Although you may have been arrested for DUI (driving under the influence) in Miami, and may have taken a breath test that resulted in your being charged with this serious crime, this does not mean that you are guilty. It does not mean that you should be convicted. You have the opportunity to avoid a conviction for drunk driving and to also keep your driver's license.
As an experienced lawyer, Michael Mirer understands the legal process relating to these cases. He has a complete understanding of Florida criminal statutes and will apply this knowledge to your case. Attorney Michael Mirer is a former prosecutor, has helped thousands of clients and has personally handled over 100 trials. You can count on his extensive experience and his thorough dedication to his clients as he assists you with your drunk driving case not only in criminal court but at your DHSMV hearing as well.
DUI Defense Overview
Whether you are a first offender or if you have prior convictions on your record and are therefore facing multiple DUI offenses, Attorney Mirer can help. The firm is experienced in representing a variety of intoxicated driving cases, including the following:
An individual's blood alcohol content is a commonly used verification of one's intoxication level. However, the readings produced from breath and blood tests are not always accurate. An attorney can evaluate your BAC results to determine what defenses are available in your situation.
Breath and Blood Tests
A person's blood alcohol content (BAC) many not be above a .08 when driving, a driving with a BAC above the legal limit will lead to a DUI charge. Breath and blood tests are the most common means of testing a person's BAC level, but it is important to know that the tests are not foolproof and can cause false results.
Drinking and driving a car is not the only form of drunk driving. Boating under the influence is a big problem in Florida and law enforcement has cracked down on it in recent years. If you have been arrested for BUI, contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible.
Challenging DUI Charges in Miami
Field sobriety tests and chemical tests are not always accurate and a false reading can lead to undeserved charges against you. Don’t wait to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney who can create a powerful defense against your charges.
Commercial DUI Offenses
DUI laws for drivers of commercial vehicles follow a different set of standards than normal DUIs. Conviction for drunk driving with a commercial license will lead to severe consequences, such as the loss of your license and possibly the loss of your job.
If you were pulled over for suspected drunk driving, you were probably administered a breath test. If you refused to take this test or failed the test, you could face the automatic suspension of your license. At the hearing of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, you can protest this suspension.
If you were found to be driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08% or above, you could be convicted of driving under the influence. This could lead to a license suspension as well as heavy fines and time in jail or prison.
Among the most serious DUI allegations one can face, DUI manslaughter is a charge that involves a death of another caused by a person driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Penalized by crippling and life-altering fines and terms of imprisonment, this charge requires experienced representation.
Driving under the influence is also commonly referred to as driving while intoxicated and a conviction will result in harsh penalties that could include the loss of your license. If you are charged with DUI, it is important to understand the law, the possible penalties, the DMV hearing, and the criminal proceeding you face.
Among the negative repercussions you stand to face if you are convicted of DUI are: imprisonment, fines, license suspension, community service, probation, and rehabilitation treatment. These consequences will have serious impacts upon your job, relationships, opportunities, and freedoms, which is why you should retain powerful defense for your case.
DUI with Injury
If you have been found to be drinking and driving at the time of an auto accident then it is likely that you will be assumed responsible for any injuries that occurred as a result. DUI with injury is an aggravated charge that carries harsh penalties and requires the defense of a seasoned DUI lawyer.
Aggravating factors such as multiple convictions or serious injuries can result in a felony charge of a DUI offense. This type of charge is far more serious than a misdemeanor offense, as conviction can result is heaving fines and lengthy incarceration in a state penitentiary.
Field Sobriety Tests
If you were accused of drunk driving because you failed a field sobriety test, contact a Miami DUI lawyer from the firm as soon as possible. The results of these tests are often impacted by a number of outside factors, and the evidence against you may be challenged in order to get your case dismissed.
Multiple DUI Offenses
DUIs are most often considered to be a misdemeanor offense, but when it is a case of multiple DUI offenses then a felony charge may be issued. If you were arrested for drunk driving with prior DUI convictions on your record, you face increased charges and possible penalties, so do not hesitate to contact a skilled attorney to discuss your defense options.
If you fail a breath or blood test or refuse to take it, your license could be immediately suspended. At the DMV or DHSMV hearing you have the right to question this suspension. Most people do not realize how much they rely on their license until they lose it.
The 10 Day Rule
A person has only ten days after the time of their arrest to contact the DMV to schedule a hearing. Your hearing is the only opportunity you have to challenge the suspension of your license and fight to protect your driving privileges.
Under Influence of Drugs
DUI does not just refer to drunk driving, but driving under the influence of drugs. Controlled substances as well as some prescriptive drugs and over the counter drugs can lead to a DUI conviction. The penalties can include a fine of up to $500 as well as imprisonment for up to six months.
Under 21 DUI
The procedures and conviction of a person who is under the age of 21 and accused of drinking and driving are different than the typical protocol. The state of Florida severely prosecutes underage drunk drivers, so it is important that you understand the charges against you and your defense options.
Enlist Powerful Legal Counsel
Are you interested in undergoing a consultation with a highly experienced lawyer regarding your intoxicated driving charges? The Law Office of Michael Mirer offers a free case evaluation to discuss your case, answer your questions and see how we can help. When facing DUI, BUI or DUI with drugs charges, your entire future may be on the line. If you believe that you deserve a chance at a brighter future - and one free of a criminal conviction - take a moment to speak with the Law Office of Michael Mirer today.