DUI is possibly the only criminal charge where the lone opinion of a police officer can be sufficient cause for an arrest; an opinion that is often influenced by bias or mistaken conclusions. Challenging these conclusions requires skill and experience.
DUI is most often charged as a misdemeanor offense in Florida, where the maximum penalties are up to 12 months in county jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. Minimum penalties will include license suspension, community service hours, vehicle immobilization and DUI schools. In some cases, however, driving under the influence will be charged as a felony offense. This usually requires the presence of certain aggravating factors such as multiple DUI convictions or a DUI involving an accident causing serious injury or death.
Aggressively defending DUI charges will significantly alter the course your case takes.
Bradley M. Collins, P.A. has been skillfully and successfully challenging DUI and Felony DUI charges throughout South Florida for over 30 years.