Retaining a DUI Lawyer
Whether you were impaired or sober, being pulled over and arrested on suspicion of drunk driving can have an impact on all aspects of your life. When you are dealing with a DUI charge in Florida, it is important to have an experienced DUI attorney on your side who understands what you are going through and can fight for your freedom.
Get Help From an Experienced DUI Lawyer in Orlando, FL
For over 20 years, we have helped Central Florida residents fight charges of DUI and drunk driving. As former prosecutors and public defenders, our Orlando defense attorneys have a unique insight into the type of strategy that will be used against you. This knowledge, combined with our aggressive representation and caring attitude, is a winning formula for positive results as shown by our ratings and reviews.
What Happens After You’ve Been Charged With a DUI in Florida?
Getting arrested for drunk driving can be an awful experience. From spending any time at all in jail to having to get your car out of impound, you may feel exhausted, grimy and even anxious or scared about what happens next. However, it is completely natural to feel this way. You are probably asking yourself what now? What are the penalties for DUI, what do I do about my license? How do I hire a DUI lawyer?
Whether it’s school, work or basic errands, we need to drive to maintain our livelihood. Needless to say, the first step we take is getting your license back. In Florida, if you have never lost your license for a DUI, you may be eligible to obtain an immediate hardship license at the department motor vehicles, butyou only have 10 Days to apply from the date of your arrest. The process to do this is called a waiver hearing because you are simply waiving your right to challenge your suspension and in return, you receive a hardship license. The hardship license allows you to get to school or work and run errands that are necessary to your daily life.
Florida DUI Penalties
The consequences of a DUI can range from monetary fines and jail time to years of driver’s license suspension and the inability to obtain auto insurance. The severity of the consequences will depend on your situation. Our firm can provide a free case assessment and help you understand the penalties you may be facing. Our DUI attorneys take the time to break down the information and educate you to ensure you fully understand your current situation and the road ahead.
We discuss information such as:
- Plea Agreements: Once you plead no contest to Driving Under the Influence, it stays on your criminal record. You may appeal the sentence within 30 days of the plea agreement being accepted, but the no contest plea is the same as being found guilty, so your record is affected.
- Pre-Trial Diversion: Pre-trial diversion is a great option because completion of the program guarantees your charges will be dropped. To be eligible for pre-trial diversion, this must be your first DUI arrest, you cannot have any prior convictions for a similar crime, and you must be a legal resident of Florida.
Can You Help Me Get a Hardship License?
If this is the first time you’ve lost your license for an alcohol-related offense, you will need to enroll in the DUI level one school sponsored by the Florida Safety Council. We will get you enrolled and take your enrollment paperwork to the DMV and ask them to waive your hardship hearing.
Have you lost your license for an alcohol related in the past? Learn more about handling a DUI as a repeat offender.
How Our DUI Lawyers Can Help
We pride ourselves on staying on the cutting edge of technology. We understand the latest developments in field sobriety testing, breathalyzers, ignition interlock devices, and other new technologies and techniques that can affect your case. Learn more about our DUI Defense Strategies.
We do more than a free consultation, when you come in you will meet with a lawyer who will go over your police report and look to see where there are holes in your case. We will go over our DUI strategy planning tool where we will immediately begin to develop a plan to resolve your case. If you have never been charged or arrested for DUI before, you may be eligible to get your charge dropped in a DUI diversion program. You will also receive a free guide to dealing with your arrest which provides helpful tips and information about the process.
Contact The Umansky Law Firm Today
Whether you are a Florida resident, tourist, or truck driver, we can help you fight for justice. At The Umansky Law Firm, we have the experience needed to vigorously defend your case and the results to prove it. Contact us online or call now to schedule your free consultation.