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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.

A History of Proven Legal Advocacy

For decades, the Okaloosa County attorneys at Chesser & Barr, P.A. have been committed to providing clients with results-oriented representation. Our clients come to us when facing sensitive legal issues and they seek cost-effective, practical, and efficient resolutions. Since our firm’s founding, we have always put the rights and interests of our clients first, and this is reflected by our happy clients, proven results, and professional accolades.

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