Alexander B. Ramey is a criminal defense attorney in Miami, FL who has significant experience defending DUI charges. If you have been pulled over and stopped by a Police officer in Miami Dade, and have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI), it is vitally important to retain a lawyer as soon as possible. Our DUI attorney can begin work on your case immediately to keep you out of jail and protect you from other serious punishments.
When you are stopped for DUI you may be offered a breathalyzer test. If the breath test shows a blood alcohol level (BAL) or blood alcohol count (BAC) of .08 or more, you will be arrested for DUI. In Florida, there is a rebuttable presumption that you are under the influence if there is .08% or more of alcohol in your blood. However, just because you blew over the limit, or failed the field sobriety tests, it doesn’t meant that you should just declare yourself guilty.
A DUI is like any other criminal charge. You have the presumption of innocence, and you have the right to hire an attorney to help you fight the DUI charges. Sometimes driving under the influence (DUI) charges can be invalidated, and the charges can be dismissed because the arresting officers did not make a valid stop in the first place, or the law enforcement officers failed to properly administer the field sobriety tests, or the breath tests. Occasionally, a DUI case can be dismissed because the Police officer failed to wait the proper amount of time prior to giving the breath test, or failed to give Miranda warnings about the right to remain silent or right to counsel as required under Florida, and U.S. Constitutional law. With an aggressive defense there is the possibility that the DUI case can be dismissed, or that you can be found not guilty and avoid a DUI conviction.
Florida has two separate actions for DUI cases: DUI charges in criminal Court, and a license suspension by the DMV. Even if your DUI case in court is dismissed, you still have to fight with the DMV to keep your drivers' license. Our law firm will help you assess your drunk driving case in both the DMV and the court components.
As soon as you hire us to fight your DUI we will request a Formal Review with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DMVHS). We will make legal motions on your behalf, and might subpoena the officers in your case. If we are successful, you will get your license back pending the outcome of your DUI criminal charges. If we are unable to get your license suspension set aside, we will let you know how to get a Hardship License. A Hardship License is a restricted license that gives you limited driving privileges, such as: driving to work, business related driving, delivery and pick-up of children from school, and driving to medical appointments.
Let our FL DUI attorney analyze your DUI case with you. Our DUI lawyer is very familiar with the Florida DUI laws. He can discuss with you each step of your DUI case, possible defenses, and DUI motions that can be argued in your case to try to get the case dismissed or the charges reduced. Our FL DUI attorney will also go over the possible DUI penalties that you are facing.
Call today for a free confidential consultation. If after talking with our FL DUI defense attorney, you decide to hire us, we will let you know the cost up-front. Most of our services are done on a flat-fee basis. Our rates are competitive in South Florida, and you can pay with a credit card or ask about a payment plan.