Defense For Traffic Violations And 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 months of jail time for first-time misdemeanor 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 to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired and/or with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of .08 percent or higher, under the influence of a chemical substance, or a controlled substance. Those under 21 years old will be charged with a DUI if their BAC is .02 percent or over, and commercial drivers will be charged if their BAC is .04 percent 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, blood 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, including criminal charges.

Do Not Wait To Learn Your Options

If you were arrested for DUI/DWI offenses in Clermont, Groveland and the surrounding jurisdictions of Central Florida, we offer a free consultation to discuss your rights, the possible consequences and potential defenses. Call a lawyer at The Law Offices of Justin Rickman today at 352-394-2041, or contact us online.