Miami-Dade County DUI Attorney
DUI Lawyer for Broward County, Palm Beach County & all of South Florida
If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, do not plead guilty. There are many defenses a skilled Miami DUI attorney can use to fight your charges. At The Law Offices of Eric M. Matheny, P.A., we put our years of experience to work as we fight to protect your rights, freedoms, and future! As a former prosecutor, Attorney Eric Matheny knows where to look for holes and flaws in the opposition's case.
If you are facing drunk driving charges, speak with our Miami-Dade County DUI lawyer today in a FREE consultation! Call us at (305) 504-6655
How Can We Help?
If you are facing a DUI, we can help explain and guide you through any of the following:
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. He has fought for a variety of criminal cases throughout his years of practicing law.
Field Sobriety Tests
The Standardized Field Sobriety Test (SFST) is made of up 3 individual tests:
- Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) test - For this test the officer will observe the eyes of the person in question as they slowly move a pen or small object back and forth to look for indicators in each eye that the person is impaired.
- Walk-and-turn test - For this test, the officer instructs the person to about take nine steps, touching heel-to-toe in a straight line and the return back. The officer is looking for signs that the person is under the influence such as losing their balance or, not following the instructions properly.
- One-leg stand test - For this test, the officer instructs the person to stand with one foot off the ground and hold it for about 30 seconds or until told to put it down. The officer looks for signs of impairment such as swaying, hoping or using their arms to balance.
DUI Defense in Miami-Dade
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.
Call (305) 504-6655 or contact us online to learn more about how our Miami-Dade County DUI attorney can help. We are available 24/7.
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