If you have been arrested by an officer in the state of Florida on suspicion of DUI, you will be required to take a breath, blood, or urine test to measure levels of alcohol or drugs in your system. Florida's "implied consent" law requires that you submit to one or more of these tests if you have been lawfully arrested, even if you weren't actually driving the car – simply being in the driver's seat can be all it takes. Although you cannot be forced to be tested, refusal carries penalties of its own. In order to protect yourself and your record when dealing with DUI tests, you need the quality representation and expertise of an experienced team of Orlando DUI attorneys.
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Choosing not to submit to chemical tests may not be in your best interest. A first offense carries a one-year license suspension and subsequent offenses carry an eighteen-month suspension with possible jail time. Although a court may lack proof of intoxication, a conviction is still possible, especially since the very fact of your refusal can be used by the prosecution to imply obvious guilt.
Don't let this happen to you! Even if you have taken and failed a blood alcohol test, false positive errors are a common problem with improperly administered tests and the results can be challenged. With the help of our legal team, we can build a case to help lessen or dismiss the charges you are facing.
Have you or a loved one been arrested for DUI and subjected to testing under Florida's "implied consent" law? You deserve the undivided attention of a reputable and experienced DUI defense attorney to help protect your reputation and guide you through the criminal process.
Call today to schedule a free case evaluation with our Orlando DUI defense firm.