Michael is a dedicated Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorney and Florida TCPA Attorney who approaches every case with the utmost skill and effort. Michael is exceptionally skilled in the areas of criminal and traffic matters.
We believe in a unique and customized consulting experience for each and every client. Each client is unique. One-size-fits-all approaches will never help our clients reach their goals. We deliver custom solutions, tailored to you... your life, your culture, your one-of-a-kind challenges.
We have been successfully defending individuals charged with DUI in the state of Florida for over 10 years.
In the state of Florida, it is illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or to drive with a BAC (Blood Alcohol Concentration) of 0.08% or more. Don’t let a DUI/DWI charge dictate your future. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Yes. DUI charges can be beaten, depending on the facts and circumstances. Blood-alcohol-concentration measurements, discrepancies and lapses in procedure, disclosure of the testing device or method, lab certification, and the authority of the personnel involved who conducted the test all can be challenged in a DUI charge.
A DUI can be dismissed either by decision of the prosecutor, order of the court after motion hearings or by an acquittal after a jury or non-jury trial. The specifics of how this would occur or the likelihood of a dismissal can only be discussed after a full consultation and consideration of the fact in your case.
Taking the portable breath test is entirely voluntary. The results are rarely if ever admitted in court but can be used by the DOL against you in a hearing to suspend your license. Our position is that the results of a PBT very rarely are helpful and thus the test should be declined.
Whether or not you take Field Sobriety Tests (FSTs) is entirely voluntary. You are not required to perform them. Officers and prosecutors use your performance on these tests as a means to prosecute you. Your performance is often skewed by the officer to help his case. Our advice is to never perform these tests.
A DUI carries with it mandatory sentencing penalties. Jail is one of those penalties. The amount of jail time depends on a combination of the defendant’s DUI history and level of his BAC or if there was a refusal. In cases of a first offense conviction a person could choose to serve electronic home monitoring (EHM) in lieu of the jail but at a ratio of fifteen (15) days EHM to every one (1) day of jail.