Why Fight your Polk County DUI?
Polk County, Florida DUI Defense Attorneys And Lawyers
Why should you fight your Polk County DUI? First and foremost, if you are convicted you will face imprisonment, fines, probation, community service and driver’s license suspension. Second, having a DUI conviction on your record can ruin employment opportunities and can damage your reputation. Finally, losing your driver’s license will negatively impact your life and can cause a great deal of stress as you rely upon friends, family and public transportation to get to and from work or school.
For these reasons, it is important that you consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following your Polk County DUI arrest. An attorney can get involved immediately to protect your rights and interests and help you avoid a criminal conviction. A skilled DUI attorney can also represent you at your DMV hearing to protect your driving privileges.
Challenging Your DUI Case
The skilled DUI lawyers at Finebloom & Haenel can protect you in the face of your drunk driving charges. When assessing the weakness of a DUI case we always begin at the stop or encounter. Why did the officer stop you? Was the stop lawful? Secondly, once your vehicle was stopped how was your demeanor? How did you respond to the officer’s questions? Is there a video of the roadside field sobriety test and/or your roadside stop? If our firm discovers that there are issues with a particular piece of evidence, then we will file a motion to suppress. A motion to suppress is filed in criminal cases when the defense asserts that the police didn’t do something properly. A motion is filed with the Court and the prosecutor is required to subpoena witnesses to rebut the defense assertion of illegal activity. This motion is filed in the “pretrial” phase, meaning that it was long before a jury is picked and sworn. The Judge will make the ultimate determination of the legality of the seizure, stop, or warnings. If successful from the defense side with a motion to suppress, then typically the state attorney is willing to negotiate to better deals.
Every case that our DUI lawyers handle will vary depending upon the particular facts, and we encourage you to contact our firm to speak with a lawyer about your particular situation.
Fight your Polk County DUI case with a skilled attorney at our firm by your side. Contact us today!