The night began with a few drinks at a nearby bar, celebrating a work promotion with your friends, and then quickly escalated. After stumbling out to your car and managing to get halfway home, you noticed flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror. That sinking feeling hit you, and within a few moments, you found yourself in the backseat of a police car with a pounding headache, facing serious DUI charges. What are you to do now?
If you find yourself in this alarming situation, do not panic. The Hoffman Firm has an expert legal team lead by Miami DUI Defense Attorney Evan Hoffman, who is a former prosecutor and an experienced criminal lawyer. The Hoffman Firm can help you if you are under investigation for this serious crime; to learn more about us and our services, call (305) 928-1669 or contact us online.
Our DUI services include:
- BUI (Boating)
- DHSMV Hearings
- Drunk Driving
- Field Sobriety Tests
- Suspended License
- Under the Influence of Drugs
DUI, or driving under the influence, is a serious charge that can include penalties such as fines, higher insurance rates, job loss, a suspended license, or more. Within ten days of a DUI arrest, you must request an administrative review hearing from the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV), according to thehoffmanfirm.net. Failure to do so will result in an automatic suspension, and other circumstances can lead to long-term suspensions.
There are a variety of charges similar to DUI that may include the same penalties. BUI, or boating under the influence, is considered a misdemeanor crime in Florida and is treated very seriously by the state. The consequences of driving under the influence of drugs include losing your employment, fines, time spent in jail or possibly an ignition interlock device being installed in your car.
The worst consequence of being charged with DUI is the possibility of losing one of your most valuable possessions – your reputation. Family and friends may not look at you the same way ever again. But you do not have to let this happen to you – if you are facing DUI or BUI charges, seek the services of an experienced, trustworthy lawyer who will defend your rights and help you form a plan of action.
Regardless of your circumstances and even if the state or federal government might be likely to get a conviction, the law offices of The Hoffman Firm will fight in your defense. Would you like to learn more about Palm Beach DUI Defense Attorney Evan Hoffman, and how he can fight for you? If so, pick up the phone and call (305) 928-1669 or contact us online.
Did You Know?
According to centurycouncil.org, “In 2011, the rate of alcohol-impaired driving fatalities per 100,000 population was 3.2, representing a 65% decrease since 1982, when record-keeping began, and 49% since the inception of The Century Council in 1991. What this translates into is, for every 100,000 people in the US in 2011, slightly more than three people were killed in a drunk driving fatal crash, a rate that has been cut almost in half over the past two decades – down from a rate of 6.3 in 1991.”