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Florida Criminal Defense Law Firm for Driving Under the Influence

Facing charges for driving under the influence (DUI) is a frightening experience. The driver of a vehicle can be charged with this crime if they fail a breathalyzer test, a field sobriety test, or their blood alcohol content (BAC) is measured at .08% or higher. While these tests are solid indicators for a conviction, there are ways to challenge the evidence and achieve a favorable outcome.


Myers Law Group, P.A., is an experienced criminal defense law firm that works diligently to reduce or dismiss DUI charges in Florida. Our goal is to defend our clients’ future and freedom. Attorney Rachel D. Myers is a former prosecutor. She knows both sides of the law and has the skill, knowledge, and tenacity to represent her clients effectively. Our law firm has proven results in securing desirable outcomes for our clients.


Misdemeanor and Felony DUI


A person driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can be charged with a misdemeanor or felony crime. Repeat offenders or those causing severe bodily injury to another may be charged as a third-degree felony. Manslaughter and vehicular homicide are second-degree felonies. Licensed operators of a commercial motor vehicle convicted of a DUI may be temporarily or permanently disqualified from operating commercial motor vehicles in addition to other court-imposed penalties.


There is a broad range of penalties imposed by the Florida court system for a DUI conviction. Even a first-time offender can pay a hefty fine, spend up to six months in jail, and temporarily lose their driver’s license. In addition, the court may impose mandatory usage of a vehicle interlock device and other court-ordered stipulations. The most severe DUI offenses are punishable by a prison sentence of up to 15 years and a maximum $10,000 fine.


 A DUI conviction may result in being unable to obtain a professional license, inability to purchase a firearm, increased auto insurance rates or cancellation, loss of employment or limited employment opportunities, and reputational damage. A DUI cannot be expunged or sealed and will remain on the offender’s record for 75 years.


A Sample of Defense Strategies includes, but is not limited to:


  • An inaccurate breathalyzer test due to law enforcement errors or variances in human physiology
  • Lack of probable cause to stop a vehicle if the driver has not violated a traffic law or other law
  • Inaccurately administered field sobriety tests by law enforcement or administered to drivers that are elderly or disabled
  • Lack of evidence that the accused was in physical control of the vehicle
  • Involuntary intoxication of the driver, who was unaware that they should not drive
  • A broken chain of custody or mishandling of a blood alcohol test


Get the Help You Need from the Myers Law Group, P.A.


For more than two decades, our legal team has successfully assisted clients in the most challenging situations. We recognize what is at stake for our clients and fight on their behalf to win. We offer sound legal advice and use every means to have the charges against our clients dismissed or reduced. In addition to aggressive legal representation, we can help if your license has been suspended or revoked by obtaining a hardship permit. It will enable the accused to maintain employment, attend a school or a treatment program, and continue other essential daily tasks.


Contact the Myers Law Group, P.A. at our DeLand, Florida office at 386-873-7835 to speak with a criminal defense attorney focusing on DUI. 



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Myers Law Group

Address:

211 East Rich Avenue

DeLand, FL 32724

Monday – Thursday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Friday: 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Phone: (386) 873-7835

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