Florida police officers will likely ask you to submit to a test of your breath or blood if they stop you on suspicion of DUI. You are obligated to take either test, but even if you fail them and are arrested for DUI, your case is far from resolved. A skilled Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney can work to keep you from conviction and fight to protect your future. Take the first step by requesting a free consultation! We are here to help.
You are mandated to submit to a chemical test in Florida due to implied consent laws, which you automatically agree to by driving on a public road. Refusal will result in an automatic suspension of your driver's license. Your first refusal will result in a year-long license suspension, while any subsequent offenses carry a suspension of 18 months. Even if results show that you are driving with a blood alcohol over the legal limit of 0.08%, our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyers can fight these results in court. A strong legal defense can result in having your case thrown out!
While an officer or prosecutor may try to convince the judge and jury chemical test evidence is definitive proof of intoxication, our legal team knows that is far from the truth. Breath and blood tests are not scientifically reliable. Not only can they be messed up due to improper machine maintenance, but something as small as mouthwash can throw off the results! Breath tests are especially vulnerable to inaccurate readings.
Test results can often be messed up by thing likes:
There are also many issues that can cause a blood test to produce inaccurate results. As such, the results of your test can be challenged.
Chemical tests do not equal a conviction. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we believe our clients deserve to be defended against any charge they are up against. When you have been hit with a DUI accusation due to a chemical test, we can stand up on your behalf.
Any of the following factors could jeopardize the prosecution's case against you:
If you took a blood or breath test and were arrested as a result, now is the time to call our firm. With years of collective experience and 24/7 availability, we are the skilled DUI defense team you want on your side during this process.
A DUI arrest is no reason to lose hope. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. our legal team can scrutinize any chemical test results implying your supposed guilt and work to have your DUI charges dropped. Call our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyers today to get started.
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