Aggressive Defense For First-Time DUI Offenders

You decided to have a drink with dinner while out with friends. It has been a long day, and you are tired and just want to go home and relax. While driving back, you are stopped by police. The offer smells alcohol on your breath. You tell him that you had one drink earlier, and that was it.

That could be all it takes for you to be arrested and charged with DUI. If this is your first offense, you are probably extremely scared about what is going to happen with your case. You don't have to be afraid, but you do need to take your case seriously. Even a first-time DUI conviction could be enough for you to lose your job.

At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, in Fort Myers, our attorneys can help you understand the significance of the charges you are facing. We review the situation to determine the best approach to take and begin building a defense that helps you protect everything that is important to you, including your driving privileges. Our firm handles DUI cases for clients in Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Naples and Charlotte County.

Good People Do Get Arrested. We are not here to judge you, or criticize you for being in this situation. Our job is to work with you to help you find the best way out of this. Call us today at 239-603-6312 for a free consultation. We can help.

What You Need To Know About DUI Cases In Florida

There are two parts of each DUI case: an administrative hearing regarding your driver's license and the criminal phase of your case. The administrative suspension of your license can happen within 10 days of your arrest, unless you request a hearing. Failing to do anything means your license is suspended even if you beat the criminal charges in your DUI. The criminal portion of your case proceeds on a separate track, independent of the license suspension process.

We can help with both aspects of these cases, building a strong defense to help you minimize the impact of your case. If convicted, you face significant consequences, which can include:

  • Jail time
  • The loss of your license
  • Court costs and license fees
  • Increased insurance premiums

Our attorneys have more than two decades of experience helping people just like you fight back against DUI charges. Because we have handled so many of these cases over the years, we know the approach that prosecutors will take and use that to try to reduce the charges you are facing. If we cannot find a deal that is in your best interests, know we are skilled trial lawyers. If necessary, we take cases to trial to obtain results that best meet your expectations.

Know Your Options Before Pleading Guilty

Your life can change dramatically as a result of pleading guilty to drunk driving charges. The consequences can last long after your case has ended. To schedule a free consultation with our lawyers, call us today at 239-603-6312 or send us an email.