Florida Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer
A drunk driving arrest can happen to anyone. Even the most accomplished people — like well-respected doctors, lawyers and public figures — make mistakes in judgment. At Andrew D. Washor, P.A., we remind our clients that just because you have been arrested does not mean that you are guilty. We work diligently to prevent convictions for DUI (sometimes referred to as DWI). We also handle administrative matters related to DUI, protecting our clients' driver's licenses.
At our Fort Lauderdale law firm, we can answer your questions about DUI charges. We provide strong criminal defenses for first time DUI charges, repeat offenses and charges related to drunk driving accidents (vehicular homicide).
Attorney Andrew D. Washor also handles cases related to DUI and legal or illegal drugs. Our clients are often shocked to find that just because you have a prescription does not exempt you from being charged with DUI.
Will I face jail time? It's the first question our clients often ask us. While it is impossible to predict the exact outcome of your case, we can give you an idea of what to expect. For a first offense DUI, you may possibly face up to six months in jail and suspension of your driver's license for up to a year. Of course, we do everything legally possible to help you avoid these and other consequences.
Over the years, penalties for DUI/DWI convictions in Florida have become harsher and harsher. Depending on your criminal record and blood alcohol level, you may face a range of negative consequences. These include loss of your driver's license, jail, fines, a criminal record, community service, alcohol education courses, court costs and an increase in insurance rates.
Some drivers may also face the attachment of an ignition interlock device on their cars. The device requires you to blow into it with no trace of alcohol on your breath before the car will start.
Saving Your Driver's License
Did you refuse to take the breathalyzer test when you were stopped on suspicion of driving under the influence in Florida? Did you blow over a .08 BAC? You may face suspension of your driver's license for up to one year. However you are entitled to an administrative hearing where you may be able to protect your driving privileges. Seek a lawyer's help as soon as possible to save your driver's license. You have only a limited time to act.
Schedule a free and confidential consultation with Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney Andrew D. Washor to discuss the legal issues that affect you and your family. Call our law firm toll free at 877-709-9701 or at 954-769-0685. You may also simply complete our online contact form.