DUI DEFENSES
DUI DEFENSES AND PRE- TRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

Below are just some of the defenses you may have when fighting your DUI in court:

PRE- TRIAL INTERVENTION PROGRAMS

Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism (RIDR)

If you were arrested for a first-time charge of DUI after March 1, 2018, you could be eligible for the new DUI diversion program in Hillsborough County called the “Reducing Impaired Driving Recidivism” or “RIDR.”

The RIDR program allows you to complete the typical sanctions for a first-time DUI plus it requires the installation of an ignition interlock device, SCRAM monitor, or PharmCheck Patch (if your case was drug related).

In exchange for agreeing to complete these enhanced sanctions, the prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office will reduce your DUI charge to “reckless driving.” The State Attorney’s Office will also agree to  withhold  adjudication.  Upon completion of probation you may be eligible to have your record sealed.

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TRAFFIC STOP ISSUES

DUI Traffic Stop Mistakes

One of the first things we look at in a DUI case is the legitimacy of the traffic stop.  If the Officer who pulled your vehicle over did not have a legal reason to do so then you could have a potential motion to dismiss your case based on an unlawful traffic stop.

When this happens in a criminal case we have motions that we can file in order to get the case dismissed.  This does not happen often but when you are faced with this situation you need an aggressive competent lawyer like Adamy Law Firm on your side.

ROADSIDE SOBRIETY TESTS

Roadside Sobriety Test Issues

When your in the middle of a DUI investigation, one of the parts is the roadside sobriety tests.  These tests are administered by the law enforcement officer usually on the side of the road just following the stop.  These tests are usually very inaccurate as to whether a person is actually impaired.   There are several issues that can be attacked with these tests at trial.  It is important to hire an experienced lawyer to help you fight these issues at trial.

 

BREATHALYZER TESTS

Breathalyzer Issues

In the State of Florida the legal limit for DUI is a .08.  If your breath is less than a .08 you may still be charged with a DUI, if this happens you need an experienced trial lawyer to fight your charges.  Even if your breath test is considerably greater than an .08 you may still have several defenses such as breathalyzer solution and machine maintenance issues.

Also in the State of Florida if you blow over a .15 you are facing enhanced penalties.  An experienced lawyer may be able to help you avoid these increased sanctions.