Criminal Defense DUI

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. The consequences of driving under the influence are monumental, especially if this is not your first time dealing with a potential conviction. When facing DUI charges, you have a lot on the line – so retain an aggressive Okaloosa County DUI attorney from Chesser & Barr, P.A.

Call us at 850.610.7471 to request our representation.

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?

Under Florida’s implied consent law, anyone who drives on Florida’s roads and highways is expected to submit to a breathalyzer, chemical, or field sobriety test if they are pulled over lawfully. The Florida Supreme Court holds that your refusal to submit to a sobriety test cannot be held against you if you were pulled over without reasonable suspicion or arrested without probable cause.

If you were pulled over or arrested lawfully and refused to submit to a sobriety test, you face a mandatory license suspension. The officer must inform you of this penalty for refusing to submit. Refusing a sobriety test for a first-offense DUI could result in a one-year license suspension, while test refusal for a second or subsequent DUI could result in an 18-month suspension.

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 850.610.7471.

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