Okaloosa County DUI Lawyers
Passionately Fighting to Clear Your Name
Getting pulled over for a suspected DUI is one of the most frightening
moments of anyone’s life, even if we are convinced of our innocence.
The consequences of driving under the influence are monumental, especially
if this is not your first time dealing with a potential conviction. With
so much on the line in both your personal and professional lives, risking
a DUI conviction is simply not worth it. Enlist in the help of an aggressive
and strongminded Okaloosa County DUI attorney such as ours at Chesser
& Barr, P.A.
What Are the Penalties of DUI in Florida?
The penalties following a DUI depend on a number of varying factors, such
as whether this is your 1st, 2nd, or 3rd offense. It also depends on your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) if
you choose to provide a breath sample. In many cases, a judge will order
an ignition interlock device which tests your levels before you can start
your vehicle. Driver’s license suspensions are mandatory. Severe
cases will call for jail time. Regardless, everyone convicted of DUI will
have to pay a minimum of $500 in fines and be placed on probation.
Can I Refuse A Sobriety Test?
You can refuse the field sobriety exercises without legal penalty. If you
refuse a breathalyzer or chemical test, the officer will likely tell you
that it is illegal to refuse a breath, blood, or urine test. Florida employs
implied consent law, which states that all drivers have agreed to submit
to an approved breathalyzer or chemical test once they get behind the
wheel. If a law enforcement officer officially requests that you take
a breathalyzer or chemical test and you refuse, you will face an enhanced
DUI charge and be subject to an additional period of license suspension.
You may also be prohibited from any diversion programs, which can be available
for offenders who meet specific requirements.
Seeking Trusted Okaloosa County DUI Attorneys? Contact Us
At Chesser & Barr, P.A., our commitment to justice will be your greatest
ally during this challenging time. Our Okaloosa County DUI lawyers will
do everything within our ability to maximize your chances of a dropped
or reduced charge. Don’t let a single mistake determine the course
of your life.
Interested in scheduling an initial consultation with a member of our firm?
Contact us by calling 850.610.4585.