Orlando DUI Defense
TOUGH, EFFECTIVE DEFENSE FOR ALL DUI CHARGES
Many DUI cases begin in a similar manner: You were leaving a bar, restaurant, or a friend's house when a police officer pulled you over for what you believed to be a routine check. Your vehicle may have been swerving slightly, you could have been driving without your headlights on, or maybe you believed you were stopped for no apparent reason. After the law enforcement officer asked you a series of questions, you may have been told to perform several field sobriety tests/exercises, such as the following:
- Horizontal gaze nystagmus
- Walk & turn
- One leg stand
The officer may have also requested that you give a portable breath test sample, and after determining the results of said tests and exercises, you were arrested for DUI. Even if your breath sample read that your BAC was below .08, a law enforcement officer can still arrest you for driving under the influence. If you have been arrested for drunk driving, contact an Orlando DUI attorney from Mascia Law Firm as soon as possible.
DUI CHARGES AND PENALTIES IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
The State of Florida has an implied consent law, which means that every driver must consent to taking a chemical test of their blood, breath or urine for the purpose of determining your blood alcohol content (BAC) or for drugs if an officer believes they are driving under the influence. If a driver refuses to take said test, they may be subject to a fine and an automatic license suspension. This alone can be detrimental to your future. Those who have not had any prior DUI offense may face a one year license suspension solely for refusing to take a blood/breath test. Florida does not take drinking and driving lightly, and if you are arrested for DUI, you are facing extremely harsh penalties, including:
- License suspension
- Proof-of-insurance requirements
- Jail time
- Loss or seizure of your vehicle
- Electronic home monitoring
- Ignition interlock device
- Alcohol/drug education
- License revocation
Charges and penalties increase if you have multiple DUI offenses. To keep your record clean and your future unimpeded by the consequences that accompany DUI charges, it is idea for you to hire an experienced and professional Orlando DUI lawyer from Mascia Law Firm.
HOW CAN AN ORLANDO DUI ATTORNEY FIGHT MY DUI CHARGES?
Since our Orlando DUI lawyers have more than 25 years of combined legal experience, we have helped dozens of Central Florida residents minimize or eliminate their DUI charges. Regardless of whether you were or were not legally intoxicated, there is a way an Orlando DUI attorney from our office can challenge the charges brought against you and fight to avoid the penalties that accompany said charges. We can test the evidence brought against you and uncover any inconsistencies or errors in the officer's story regarding your arrest. Our Orlando DUI lawyer will look at a client's case from every angle and leave no stone unturned in their effort to reduce or dismiss a client's charges. We handle DUI cases throughout the state of Florida, including:
- Daytona Beach
- Cocoa Beach
Our firm is highly skilled at debunking the prosecution's case against a defendant. While blood, breath, and sobriety tests have been deemed the best way to determine a DUI, they are also known for being flawed. An Orlando DUI attorney from our firm can study the accuracy of the tests used to charge you with DUI and determine if the tests were in fact accurate. Certain health issues, such as emphysema, GERD, asthma, and bronchitis can all cause inaccurate sobriety test results, as well as various other conditions and situations.
I HAVE BEEN ARRESTED FOR DUI—NOW WHAT?
If you have been arrested for DUI, contact Mascia Law Firm as soon as possible. To avoid incriminating yourself, you do not want to say anything without an Orlando DUI attorney present. Our firm can provide immediate counsel to those who hire our firm and help them fight to keep their driver's licenses. We will provide you with information regarding your specific DUI, what rights you are entitled to, and what defense strategies may be effective for fighting your charges.
CONTACT OUR ORLANDO DUI LAWYER TODAY
At Mascia Law Firm we have helped countless people with DUI charges throughout Orlando & the State of Florida. We never underestimate the serious nature of a drunk driving charge because we know the devastating impact DUI penalties can have on a person's life. When you choose to work with our firm, you can rest assured knowing that we will utilize everything we possibly can to provide you with the strongest case we can build. Regardless of whether you are facing felony DUI or any other type of DUI charges, our firm can help. We can also assist those who are not Florida residents but were charged with an out of state DUI while visiting. Do not face DUI charges alone—contact a Central Florida DUI attorney from Mascia Law Firm by dialing (321) 281-3488.
We are a source you can trust and have the qualifications you are looking for to best serve your needs, so schedule your free consultation with a DUI lawyer in the Orlando area today.