What To Do If You Are Charged With Drunk Driving

Anyone can be arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in Florida. The steps you take next can determine how quickly you get your life back on track. Given the potential consequences you face, it only makes sense to discuss your case with an experienced DUI defense attorney.

At the law firm of Damore, Delgado & Romanik , our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your DUI case. The sooner you contact us, the more we can do to protect your interests. We have offices in Daytona Beach, DeLand and Altamonte Springs.

Here are some important things to remember:

  • Don't admit to drinking. If a police officer asks if you have been drinking, politely decline to answer. If you say you "had a few beers," you have just given the officer probable cause to administer the Breathalyzer test. Learn more: Why you shouldn't talk to police.
  • Don't plead guilty. Even if you admitted that you were drinking and flunked a Breathalyzer test, do not assume that police have enough evidence to convict you. DUI cases are based on technical evidence and there are technical defenses that our attorneys can raise.
  • Protect your ability to drive. If you are arrested on suspicion of DUI in Florida, your driver's license will likely be confiscated immediately. It may be possible to challenge the suspension at a DUI administrative hearing if you act within 10 days. You may also obtain a hardship license.

There are many things you and your attorney can do to improve your situation following a drunk driving arrest. For example, a court resolution of your case is likely to include required participation in an alcohol education or treatment program. If you enroll in a program voluntarily before you are ordered, you will improve your position with the court.

Free Consultation With A Daytona Beach DUI Defense Lawyer

The attorneys of Damore, Delgado & Romanik are prepared to protect your rights and help you obtain the best possible outcome. If you have been charged with drunk driving, call us at 386-492-8694 or contact us online for a free consultation.