Titusville DUI Defense Lawyers

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When it comes to your freedom, you can't afford to trust your case to an inexperienced lawyer. At Ali & Blankner, our Titusville DUI defense attorneys are backed by decades of experience, and we have the track record to prove it. We are former prosecutors who know how the state will try to build their case against you, and we know how to challenge their evidence and turn it against them.

If you've been arrested for drunk driving, you need to retain a Titusville DUI attorney immediately. The state will likely try to get your bail set at an exorbitant amount so that you cannot afford to retain legal counsel. You also need to be aware that the police will try to get you to incriminate yourself during questioning. When you are facing charges for DUI, you need to have a professional on your side who has the knowledge and experience to help you.


Call (407) 753-1312 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Titusville DUI defense attorneys.


How to Challenge a DUI in Florida

In Florida, the state must prove that the accused was operating a vehicle in an "unsafe manner" while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. This means that the police must have probable cause to pull you over and administer a field sobriety test or a chemical test. It also means that the police must have probable cause to arrest you. If the police fail to follow proper procedures, your DUI defense attorney can use this to get your charges dropped or reduced.

The state must also prove that the accused was under the influence of alcohol or drugs while operating a vehicle. The accused may argue that the state cannot prove that he or she was operating the vehicle. For example, if the accused was sleeping in the backseat, the accused may be able to argue that he or she was not operating the vehicle.

Penalties for DUI Conviction in Florida

In Florida, the penalties for a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction can vary depending on several factors, including the number of prior offenses and the specific circumstances of the case. Here are the general penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida:

First DUI Conviction

  • Fine: The fine can range from $500 to $1,000.
  • License Suspension: The driver's license will be suspended for a minimum of 180 days up to one year.
  • Probation: A period of probation may be imposed, typically for up to one year.
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID): The court may require the installation of an IID for a minimum of six months if the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was 0.15% or higher or if there was a minor in the vehicle.
  • Community Service: The court may order a mandatory 50 hours of community service.
  • DUI School: Completion of a DUI school, which is a substance abuse education and treatment program, is mandatory.

Second DUI Conviction

  • Fine: The fine can range from $1,000 to $2,000.
  • License Suspension: The driver's license will be suspended for a minimum of five years if the second offense occurs within five years of the prior conviction.
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID): The court may require the installation of an IID for a minimum of one year.
  • Probation: A period of probation may be imposed, typically for up to one year.
  • Mandatory Imprisonment: There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days, which can be increased to nine months if the second offense occurs within five years of the prior conviction.
  • DUI School: Completion of a DUI school is mandatory.

Third DUI Conviction

  • Fine: The fine can range from $2,000 to $5,000.
  • License Suspension: The driver's license will be suspended for a minimum of ten years if the third offense occurs within ten years of the prior conviction.
  • Ignition Interlock Device (IID): The court may require the installation of an IID for a minimum of two years.
  • Mandatory Imprisonment: There is a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 days, which can be increased to five years if the third offense occurs within ten years of the prior conviction.
  • DUI School: Completion of a DUI school is mandatory.

Our Titusville DUI defense attorneys can help you fight your charges and try to get your penalties reduced. We know how to challenge the state's evidence, and we know how to negotiate with the prosecutor to try to get your penalties reduced.

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Challenging Field Sobriety Tests in FL

There are three types of field sobriety tests that the police may use to try to prove that you are driving under the influence of alcohol:

  • Horizontal Gaze Nystagmus (HGN) Test
  • Walk and Turn Test
  • One-Leg Stand Test

Challenging a Breath or Blood Test

If you have been pulled over and the police have probable cause to believe that you are driving under the influence of alcohol, they may try to administer a breath or blood test. If you refuse to take this test, the state may try to use your refusal against you in court. However, if you take the test and fail, you may be able to use the results against the state in court.

Both the field sobriety tests and breath and blood tests are not 100% accurate, and the police must follow specific procedures when administering them. If they fail to follow these procedures, our Titusville DUI attorneys may be able to get your charges dropped or reduced.

  • For example, the police must have the suspect stand in a straight line, and they must administer the tests in a controlled environment.
  • For example, the police must have the suspect stand in a straight line, and they must administer the test in a controlled environment.

Contact Ali & Blankner Today

If you have been arrested for DUI, you need to retain a DUI defense attorney in Titusville, FL immediately. The state will likely try to get your bail set at an exorbitant amount so that you cannot afford to retain legal counsel. You also need to be aware that the police will try to get you to incriminate yourself during questioning. If you are facing charges for DUI, you need to have a professional on your side who has the knowledge and experience to help you.

Call (407) 753-1312 or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation with our Titusville DUI defense attorneys.

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