Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime in Florida. Law enforcement officers have the right to pull over any driver they suspect of DUI. It is illegal under Florida state law to drive a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content (BAC) level of 0.08% or higher. If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, do not plead guilty. There are many defenses a skilled DUI defense attorney can use to fight your charges.
DUI penalties can be severe and can negatively impact your future. If convicted, you can face stiff fines, community service, mandatory drug or alcohol programs, license suspension, and even jail time. This can put your future at risk with possible job losses, financial hardship, and higher insurance rates. By allowing Attorney Eric Matheny to fight on your behalf, your chances of getting a reduced penalty or even a dismissal are greatly improved.
The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A. will carefully review your DUI charge, from when you were first pulled over to your arrest and booking. There are various legal strategies we can take to challenge the evidence being used to convict you, including breathalyzer test results and even why you were pulled over in the first place. You will have 10 days after your arrest to schedule a DUI administrative hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to avoid a 6 to 18 month license suspension. Our firm provides representation during both administrative hearings and criminal proceedings.
As a former prosecutor with Miami-Dade County, Attorney Matheny is well-versed on the procedures used by the prosecution to attempt a conviction. He is well-equipped to mount a strong defense on your behalf and will aggressively fight to protect your license, freedom, and future.
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With an insider’s perspective on how the justice system works, our lawyer case assess the strengths and weaknesses of a case which gives him the ability to make wise, informed decisions on how to proceed, no matter what you are facing. Attorney Matheny has handled over 50 jury and non-jury trials and proudly serves the accused and arrested in Miami-Dade County, Broward County, and Palm Beach County.Learn More about His Experience