CLERMONT CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY:
TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS / DUI
Because drinking and driving is so dangerous, the penalties for doing so are extremely harsh in Florida. These penalties include driver's license suspension, fines into the thousands of dollars, and up to 9 months of jail time for first-time offenders. Repeat offenders face even harsher penalties. At the Law Offices of Justin Rickman, we provide an experienced attorney to defend your interests and limit the consequences so you can move on with your life.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, a chemical substance, or a controlled substance. Those under 21 years old will be charged with a DUI if their BAC is 0.02% or over and commercial drivers will be charged if their BAC is 0.04% or over.
Driving is considered a privilege in Florida, not a right. When you sign your name on your driver's license, you are giving implied consent to various tests of your breath and urine to determine whether you have consumed alcohol or other drugs while driving.
Yet, despite this implied consent, you are allowed to refuse a breathalyzer test as well as blood and urine tests if requested by a police officer. However, doing so can result in serious repercussions.
If you were arrested for DUI/DWI offenses in surrounding jurisdictions of Central Florida, we offer a free consultation to discuss your rights, the possible consequences, and potential defenses.
Located in Clermont, Florida with over 40 years of combined experience, our successes are numerous and our motivation is simple; to deliver the most effective results for each and every one of our valued clients