Lakeland DUI Attorney – Lawyer, providing professional DUI Defense and other Criminal Defense legal services in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida.
When an individual has been stopped by law enforcement and charged with a DUI offense, many people do not realize they are being charge with a crime, and even a first time offender may face potential incarceration.
An individual may not only be charged for a DUI (Driving under the Influence) if they are operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .08% (blood to alcohol ratio) or higher, but also if they are found to be under the influence of illegal or prescription drugs, or other substances which may impair ones ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
When determining if an individual who has been pulled over for suspicion of being under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a process which is subject to the general perception of the law enforcement officer. Field sobriety tests are inherently designed to make you fail. They employ movements and bran teasers which many sober individuals may fail.
As a law firm providing professional DUI defense attorney & lawyer legal services, assisting Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and Polk County Florida residents with the defense of DUI charges, we utilize our experience to protect the legal rights and freedoms of each of our clients in an effort to achieve the best possible resolution when facing criminal DUI charges.
If you have have been arrested and/or charged with a DUI or other criminal offense, we urge you to seek the legal advice of an experienced Lakeland DUI defense attorney & lawyer. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., at (863) 646-1421 to schedule a confidential legal consultation.
If arrested for a DUI offense, you only have 10 days from the date of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the department of motor vehicles. At this point you may request to be granted hardship driving privileges while you are involved in the legal process of defending yourself against DUI charges.
According to Florida Statute 316.193(2)(a)-(b), the penalties for a DUI conviction may be as little as 30 days in county jail and/or a $500.00 fine, to as much as 5 Years in Prison and/or $5000.00 fine. If the DUI offense is associated with property damage, serious injuries or the loss of life of another, the charges may include even more severe charges, such as DUI Vehicular Manslaughter which carries a maximum prison sentence of 15 years; 30 years if the accused left the scene.
Being charged with a DUI Offense does not always mean a conviction will follow. Your best chance to have a successful outcome in any DUI related legal situation is to seek the legal advice and representation of experienced legal counsel.
When facing DUI charges, let your voice be heard. Contact the Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., by calling (863) 646-1421.
The Law Office of Robert B. Peddy, P.A., aggressively defends the legal rights of those arrested or charged with a DUI crime or other criminal offense in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Bartow, and the entire Polk County Florida area.