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Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyers

The Law Offices Of R. David Williams, P.A., Vigorously Defends Clients Charged With Misdemeanor And Felony Duis In Florida.
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DUI Defense Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

If you have been arrested and charged with DUI, you are likely terrified of what the future might bring. A conviction could lead to significant penalties such as jail time, a large fine, and a suspended license, not to mention the damage to your reputation. Additionally, a conviction on your record could impact your employment opportunities and even your ability to secure housing.

Fortunately, you have the right to defend yourself against these charges. Our Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer can investigate the case against you and then go over all possible options. These options generally include negotiation to reduce or dismiss the charges or challenging the prosecution’s case in court. It is crucial to get started on your defense early, so contact our firm to set up a consultation today.

Types of DUI Charges in Fort Lauderdale

Our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorney represents clients charged with a:
  • First-time DUI
  • Subsequent DUI
  • Felony DUI
  • DUI with serious bodily injury
  • Aggravated DUI
  • DUI with property damage
  • DUI manslaughter
  • DUI under the age of 21
Regardless of the charge, our firm is here to help. Contact us today to set up a free consultation with the attorney.

Misdemeanor Vs. Felony DUI

Florida charges DUIs as either misdemeanors or felonies based on the circumstances. If this is your first or second DUI charge, it is a misdemeanor unless there are aggravating factors. While you might feel relieved to just have been charged with a misdemeanor, the penalties include up to six months in jail, a one-year license suspension, and a fine of up to $1,000. Thus, it is vital to take misdemeanor DUI charges seriously.

The state can upgrade your charge to a felony DUI under certain conditions. First, you will face a felony DUI charge if this is your third DUI within the last 10 years or fourth DUI in any timeframe. Finally, DUI manslaughter is a felony, even if it is the first time you have been charged with driving under the influence. The potential sentences vary based on the degree of the felony and can include years in prison and thousands of dollars in fines.

Because the consequences are so severe, it is important to have representation by your side. Thus, reach out to our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorney to discuss a legal strategy.

Driver’s License Suspension

Many people think they have to be found guilty of a DUI to lose their license, but that is not the case. In fact, the state will automatically suspend your license 10 days after the arrest unless you request a hardship license or an administrative hearing. Many people choose to apply for a hardship license so they can continue to drive to work. However, your Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer might discover that an administrative hearing to request full driving privileges makes sense for your case.

With so little time to act, contact our firm today. We can discuss your options and then take steps to help you maintain your driving privileges.

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Why Choose The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A. ?

  • Confidential Case Assessment - During your confidential case assessment we will listen to the details of your case, and formulate a strategy to defend you as well as possible.
  • Highly Rated & Reviewed - Highly rated on Google, with a 5 star rating on respected legal site AVVO.
  • Focused Legal Practice - Our Attorneys have been helping individuals like you Navigate the law for over 25 years. Criminal Law is our top priority, let us make you and your case part of that focus.
  • Highly Responsive - We pride ourselves in fast response time when communicating with our clients. We will never let your questions or concerns go unaddressed.
  • Caring & Compassionate - This isn’t just a Criminal Charge, this is your life. We understand that, and our dedication to our clients helps get them back to their lives as efficiently as possible.
  • Bilingual - At the Law Offices of R. David Williams, we have staff that are fluent in English and Spanish, ensuring that each client gets proper representation.
  • Straight Shooters - Your situation requires honesty from both us and yourself. We will tell you what you need to know, not necessarily what you want to hear. Our approach focuses on efficiency and speed to resolve cases as quickly as we can.
  • No Case Too Difficult - This is where tenacity and knowledge of the law matter. We do what is necessary, even in complex cases.

  • Free Consultation – We provide free consultations, during which you can discuss the case and explore your legal options with an experienced criminal defense attorney.
  • Highly Rated – Our firm has accumulated numerous 5-star reviews on Google and the legal site Avvo.
  • Personal Attention – With a background in psychology, David Williams is uniquely positioned to help you with your legal needs while providing individualized attention and support.
  • No Case Is Too Big or Small – We handle everything from traffic tickets to grand theft, drug charges, and other major felony offenses. Regardless of the charge, you will have an advocate by your side when you choose The Law Offices of R. David Williams to represent you.
  • Tailored Representation – We don’t treat clients as numbers. To us, they are unique individuals who require legal representation that is tailored to their particular case. Thus, our firm customizes services based on your circumstances and needs.

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Pretrial Diversion

If you are facing your first DUI charge, you might be eligible for the Broward County DUI Diversion Program. The program includes DUI school, random drug and alcohol testing, and other conditions and takes up to 15 months to complete. After completing the program, the DUI charge will be reduced to reckless driving with adjudication withheld. However, your license will be suspended for six months. When you are able to drive again, you will need to get an ignition interlock device installed as part of the program. It is essential to consult with a Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer before agreeing to pretrial diversion. Your attorney can review the evidence to determine the likelihood of a guilty verdict. Additionally, your lawyer can discuss the program in greater detail to help you decide if you are interested in pursuing it or would prefer to further challenge the charges.

What Happens If You Refuse A Breathalyze?R

Law enforcement will ask you to submit to a breathalyzer test when you are arrested for a DUI. While many people are afraid to take the test, refusing has consequences. Upon refusing a breath, blood, or urine test, your license will be suspended for 12-18 months due to the refusal. Fortunately, there are legal steps you can take if you have already refused a breathalyzer. Contact our DUI defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale to learn more.
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“Not gonna lie. I was scared at first – of course w anything w laws it’s very scary. But David was very professional , honest and true to his word. I felt so much better and confident that he was definitely gonna help me. And he did !! I’m truly grateful for him and his staff- his assistant Jessica is very warm and kind and is always on top of everything. Thank you guys so much!”

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Most importantly, David Williams makes it a priority to give you personalized service and attention with regard to your criminal case. Call our office at your convenience for a free consultation. We will schedule a personal consultation at your convenience with the attorney to discuss the strengths and weaknesses of your criminal case in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County. David Williams will provide you with the defense and counseling that is required to have a successful outcome for your criminal case.

David Williams prides himself on providing personal attention with regard to all aspects of your criminal or traffic matter. David Williams will provide you with a fair fee for the work required and will extend a payment plan that is suitable to your needs for your criminal matter.

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