Many people who are charged with driving under the influence (DUI or DWI) plead guilty because they think they can’t beat the charge. They may have had a few drinks and flunked a Breathalyzer test, and as a result, they think they are guilty. That may not be the case.
At Serrano, Farah Law, LP in Coral Gables, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss the charges you face. You may have a defense that will keep a DUI conviction off your record. Given the effect a conviction will have on your insurance rates and your ability to drive, it makes sense to discuss your case with an experienced defense lawyer before you do anything. We represent people charged with drunk driving and other criminal charges clients in the Miami-Dade area, Broward County, and the Florida Keys.
Defenses To DUI Charges
DUI charges are technical cases based on the word of the officer who stopped you and the results of your blood alcohol content (BAC) test. Defenses against drunk driving charges are also based on technicalities. Among those defenses are:
- Challenging the stop: Did the police have a legal reason to pull you over? If not, evidence gathered after the stop may be dismissed.
- Challenging the field sobriety test: If you took a field sobriety test, it may be possible to cast doubt on the reliability of the results based on the circumstances of your case.
- Challenging the DUI breath test: Breathalyzer and blood tests are only as reliable as the machine and the person using it. Our lawyers will review the arrest details and determine if the police made mistakes that can invalidate the results.
Even if the state has enough evidence to charge you with DUI, our attorneys can negotiate with prosecutors to minimize the consequences.