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Information on DUI and BUI Charges in the state of Florida
If you have been arrested and charged with DUI (driving under the influence) or BUI (boating under the influence) in the state of Florida there is important information that can help you with your legal defense. Having the services of a knowledgeable Miami criminal defense lawyer to assist you can make a profound difference in the outcome of your case.
Defense of DUI Charges
If you were arrested and charged with driving under the influence, a conviction can result in harsh penalties. Incarceration, fines, license suspension, alcohol treatments, increased insurance rates and the vehicle impoundment are all possible penalties. The experience and skill of a proven DUI defense attorney may help you to reduce the charges or lead to an acquittal at trial. An experienced lawyer knows that the results of blood alcohol concentration (BAC) and breath tests can be challenged in court.
It is not uncommon for testing errors and existing medical conditions to cause a breath or blood test to give a false reading. When given the option of submitting to a breath test or a blood test, it is largely accepted that a blood test is more accurate. There are several steps in the administration of a blood test in which errors can occur including collection of the sample, maintenance of sterile equipment, preservation of the sample, and during the analysis of the sample. Additionally, there are many factors involving a breath test that can lead to the possibility of a false reading. Failure to follow the proper procedure in administering a blood or breath test, can be grounds for dismissal of all charges.
Boating under the influence is a serious charge in the state of Florida which leads the nation in boating fatalities. A conviction of a BUI charge can bring harsh penalties including incarceration, fines, alcohol treatment, impounding of boat and license suspensions. A BUI enforcement officer may stop a boat to do random inspections for safety requirements, registration and/or equipment checks. They may also stop a boat if they have probable cause to believe a violation of law is taking place, or if the boat is speeding. If they determine that the operator of the boat is impaired due to alcohol or drugs the operator of the boat may be required to submit to testing, as in a DUI stop.
Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Miami
The firm of Mait Law will thoroughly investigate every detail of your case in order to prepare an aggressive and insightful defense of your charges. Mait Law represents clients in all areas of criminal defense law including DUI and BUI charges. Getting the firm involved early in the case is important; there could be options to get the charges dropped that must be identified immediately.
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from the firm today to find out more information about how to defend your charges.