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Boca Raton DUI Attorney

Get Top-Rated DUI Defense for Your Case

Florida law enforcement officials do their best to crack down on drunk drivers and keep roadways safe, which means individuals accused of DUI are up against serious consequences. However, it is possible to fight your DUI charges, especially when you have a seasoned advocate on your side. If you feel that you have been wrongfully arrested or accused, it is important that you work with a Boca Raton DUI lawyer with more than a decade and a half of experience to ensure that your future is protected.

Why You Need to Hire My Firm

It is imperative that you work to defend your rights after an arrest. Immediately following an arrest, you need to contact my firm as soon as possible. You do not need to speak with the arresting officer; anything you say can and will be held against you in a court of law. It is in your best interest to contact my firm, the Law Offices of Richard Tendler, and speak with me about protecting your rights.

Why? I have the following qualifications:

  • Over 15 years of criminal law experience
  • Member of the Florida & National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Proven track record of success
  • Exceptional client testimonials

My firm may be able to plead your charge down to one of "wet reckless' which carries lighter penalties than a DUI if we are not able to get your charges dropped entirely. Whatever the case, you can count on my team to relentlessly fight on your behalf.

Florida's DUI Laws

It is a criminal offense to operate a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you were asked to stop or checked at a routine DUI check-point, there are a few ways that an officer can determine if your blood alcohol count (BAC) is over the legal limit of .08%. You may be asked to adhere to a breath test, blood test or be asked to participate in a field sobriety test.

Florida recognizes the "implied consent law" which means that if you are asked by an officer to take a breath or blood test and you refuse, your will automatically have your license revoked for one year. This makes even innocent drivers guilty, because even if you have had no drinks and refuse a breath or blood test, you will be automatically denied driving privileges and may be detained by an arresting officer.

What are the penalties for DUI?

The law outlines specific definitions of penalties for those convicted of DUI offenses. If you are facing your first DUI conviction, you can face very steep penalties.

Punishments for a DUI conviction include:

  • Maximum of 9 months in jail, $2,000 in fines, and 1 year license suspension for your first offense
  • Maximum of 1 year in jail, $4,000 in fines, and 5 years of driver's license suspension for a second DUI
  • Maximum of 1 year in jail, $5,000 in fines, and 10 years license suspension for a third conviction

In addition, you will be forced to have an ignition interlock device installed in your car after the first DUI conviction. This device requires breath tests while the car is in operation and will shut the car's engine off if you have alcohol on your breath.

Available 24/7 — Call my firm today!

If you are facing a multiple DUI conviction or were involved in an accident that resulted in the injury of another person, do not hesitate to retain my legal counsel. A Boca Raton criminal defense lawyer can defend you in court and fight to avoid serious penalties.

Get started with your defense by calling my firm right away or filling out an online form.

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