West Palm Beach DUI Cases
Law enforcement has the right to pull over a vehicle that is swerving on the road, driving erratically or speeding. An officer may suspect a drunk driver and consequently conduct a sobriety test. A driver who passes the test may receive a warning. If a driver fails the test and your blood alcohol level is above the legal limit, you will be arrested and charged with a DUI or driving under the influence.
Drunk driving is a serious criminal offense with accompanying penalties. A person charged with a DUI should immediately contact a West Palm Beach DUI attorney for legal assistance and defense against this serious charge. The legal team at DiRenzo & Weick has a history of successfully representing clients on DUI charges of all types, including but not limited to First Time DUI, Multiple DUI, Under 21 DUI, Out of State DUI, Commercial DUI, criminal charges such as Leaving the Scene,Vehicular Manslaughter, DUI Accidents with Injury, and defend clients accused of Boating Under the Influence. We can also provide skilled legal counsel for DMV Hearings to address driver’s license suspension.
Harsh Penalties for DUI Conviction
DUI convictions can result in fines, driver’s license revocation, jail or prison time, vehicle impounds, mandatory treatment programs, probation, community service, and the requirement to install an ignition interlock device. The following actions can increase the punishment for a DUI:
- Traffic collision causing property damage, injuries or death
- Leaving the scene
- Multiple DUIs
- Under 21 DUI
- Open containers
- Minor passengers
- Missed DUI hearing
A DUI arrest and charge demands the assistance of an experienced DUI attorney familiar with the laws and procedures in DUI arrests and challenging evidence. A lawyer can examine the test results and determine if the tests were correctly administered. Evaluating police reports and witness statements are part of gathering information to formulate an effective defense against a DUI charge. Prosecution presents its evidence but must prove the DUI allegation. A defense attorney can challenge any of the prosecution’s evidence.
A DUI conviction on a driver’s record can have life-changing effects. An individual should fight a DUI charge instead of accepting the harsh punishment. The attorneys at DiRenzo & Weick are recognized criminal defense attorneys in the state of Florida defending many people against DUI charges. Make an appointment today for a case consultation with one of our qualified DUI lawyers.
Contact a West Palm Beach DUI Lawyer for experienced DUI defense.