DUI Defense Lawyer

Why You Need A DUI Defense Lawyer

If you have been arrested for DUI then you are facing serious consequences including but not limited to: jail time, license suspension, community service, having an ignition interlock device installed on your car and you may have to complete an alcohol education course. If you have any prior DUIs in Florida or in any other U.S. state, then your consequences will increase with each offense.

Why You Need A DUI Defense Lawyer
  • Breathalyzer: if the machine is not properly calibrated then the readings may be false.
  • Blood test: If the procedure used by the technician or phlebotomist was not correct, then the results may be dismissed. 
  • Notification of your rights: Law-enforcement officers are required to notify people they detain of their rights before conducting a test.
  • No reasonable suspicion: According to a Florida Supreme Court ruling in 2011, tests can only be administered if officers have a reasonable suspicion that the driver is impaired due to a substance. Your DUI attorney can fight for you if you believe that there was no reason for the officer to pull you over.

There are a couple of defenses that your St. Petersburg drunk driving lawyer can use:

If you’re facing criminal charges then there is no time to delay. Your ability to drive is at risk. So, call DUI defense attorney Christopher M. Sierra, P.A. in St. Petersburg to schedule your consultation to talk about your case.