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Winter Haven DUI Attorney helps motorists defend against drunk driving allegations

Charged with DUI? Need an Attorney to be your advocate?

A conviction for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs may have negative impacts you don’t know about. Even if you avoid incarceration, a license suspension can impact your ability to drive to work and take care of other chores. Given the state’s penalties for DUI convictions, legal representation from an experienced Winter Haven DUI attorney is important. We understand that many people who are accused of DUI aren’t familiar with the criminal justice system and might unknowingly surrender their rights. By providing comprehensive legal support, our firm gives accused drivers information needed to make choices about how to proceed – and about potential defenses.

Knowledgeable lawyer challenges unlawful stops and misleading tests

Most adult Florida drivers are considered intoxicated if their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is .08 percent or higher. But stricter standards exist for commercial vehicle operators and drivers who are under the age of 21. No matter what standard applies, we review the facts, and the law, and provide personalized counseling on each aspect of your DUI case, including:

  • Improper stops and arrests — Law enforcement officers must have a reasonable suspicion in order to stop a vehicle (such as a traffic violation); they must demonstrate probable cause to make an arrest. If you believe your stop or arrest was not based on legal grounds, we’ll help you to determine if a challenge is justified.
  • Testing problems — Something you ate, a mishandled breath or blood sample, or faulty test or equipment could taint your breath or blood alcohol test; but without a knowledgeable attorney, you may not know that a problem occurred. A seasoned legal counselor can help look for problems and challenge the results.
  • Penalty reduction — Depending on the driver’s record and the circumstances surrounding the incident, a DUI conviction can result in extended incarceration. Repeat offenders within a period of five years are required to spend at least some time in jail. Our firm works to find alternatives to prison time and DUI Convictions.
  • Ignition interlock devices — Multiple offenders and drivers whose BAC exceeds .15 percent are required to install interlock ignition devices on their vehicles. These devices can be expensive. Diane Burger – Attorney At Law will help you know and understand this aspect of the law.

Florida’s penalties for DUI convictions can be harsh. If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, the sooner you start preparing your case, the better. Our firm provides a free initial consultation to discuss your case and potential defenses.

Contact a dedicated Winter Haven Florida DUI defense lawyer now for a free initial consultation.

Winter Haven criminal defense attorney Diane Burger represents Florida motorists who have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Please call 863-457-3587 or contact us online to make an appointment for a free 30-minute meeting at our Winter Haven office. We serve clients in Polk, Highlands and Hardee Counties.

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