Drunk Driving Offenses in Miami, FL
Miami DUI Lawyer
Drunk driving is a general term often used to describe the act of driving under the influence of alcohol. This is a serious crime in Florida, and a conviction may result in a number of different penalties, ranging from imprisonment to fines or community service. A driver arrested for drunk driving in Florida will also face the suspension or revocation of his or her driver's license.
Presciption drugs can lead to a DUI arrest. Many prescriptions drugs are considered to be controlled substances. In the state of Florida you may be convicted for a DUI for driving while under the influence of such controlled substances even though they were legally prescribed by a doctor. The police have specially trained officers called Drug Recognition Experts commonly referred to as DRE officers who may be involved in the arrest.
What should you do if you or someone you know has been arrested for or charged with drunk driving in the Miami area? It is important that you exercise your right to legal counsel by contacting a Miami DUI lawyer as soon as possible. With the right attorney at your side, you have the invaluable opportunity of avoiding not only a conviction on your criminal record but the loss of your license as well. An attorney can represent you at your
DHSMV Hearing and in criminal court in order to fully protect your rights and your driving privileges.
Fighting Miami Drunk Driving Arrests and Charges
With the continued pressure of MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) and similar organizations that actively work to combat drunk driving throughout the U.S., the penalties for this offense have increased through the years. Florida's DUI statutes are no different. If convicted, a driver may face a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment, as well as heavy fines and court fees, drug/alcohol rehabilitation or treatment, probation, and possibly victim restitution if another person was injured in an accident caused by the drunk driver.
Miami drunk driving attorney Michael Mirer has over a decade of experience as a trial attorney and is also a former prosecutor. Due to his experience with both sides of the criminal process and his complete dedication to his clients, attorney Mirer can help you beat your DUI charges.