Fort Lauderdale First-Time DUI Lawyer

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First-Time DUI Lawyer in Fort Lauderdale

When you decide to drink and drive, you can expect consequences. If you exceed the legal amount of alcohol and then get behind the wheel, you could be charged with a DUI. Even a first-time DUI can be accompanied by stiff penalties. Nevertheless, you still have rights. For such an important matter, you need an experienced first-time DUI lawyer on your side.

The team at The Law Offices of R. David Williams, P.A., will review your case and examine the test that the officer administered and whether it was done correctly. You can consult with our first-time DUI lawyer to build an effective case and get a satisfying outcome.

What Constitutes a First-Time DUI in Florida

In most cases, a first-time DUI in Florida is a misdemeanor. An officer can arrest and charge you for this offense under the following conditions:
  • You have a blood-alcohol concentration of .08% or more
  • The arresting officer deems that you are “deprived of full possession of normal faculties”
If you are facing DUI charges, our Florida first-time DUI attorney is ready to answer your questions and discuss your legal options. Call us today to schedule a free consultation.

The Penalties For A First-time DUI Conviction

Penalties for even one DUI can include fines and jail time, among other consequences. The specifics can vary depending on the circumstances. A conviction requires that the court mandate one-year probation and 50 hours of community service. In addition, your vehicle will be subject to a 10-day impoundment.

The judge in your first-time DUI case may hand down a sentence of up to six months in jail and a fine of $500 to $1,000. You could also lose your license for 180 days to one year. In addition, the court could place an ignition interlock device on your vehicle for up to six months. This penalty is required if your blood-alcohol content is .15% or more.

Be aware that if you have a minor in the vehicle with you, and that person has a blood-alcohol content of .15% or higher, you could spend up to nine months in jail, and the judge could order that you pay a fine between $1,000 and $2,000. Also, if someone is killed during the incident, a DUI conviction would automatically be a felony.

Defense Strategies Your Attorney Could Take

Your Fort Lauderdale first-time DUI attorney will take your case seriously and give you the attention you need. Your attorney will determine whether the police had probable cause to pull you over. Another possible defense is to see whether the arresting officer administered the field sobriety test properly. Such tests are not 100% accurate, and occasionally the equipment does malfunctions. Additionally, if you are taking certain prescription drugs or if you have existing health conditions, these factors could affect the test.

Call today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your legal options with an experienced attorney.

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Why Choose 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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 – Discuss the case and explore your legal options during the free consultation with the attorney.

  • Highly Rated – Our firm has accumulated numerous 5-star reviews on Google and the legal site Avvo.

  • Personal Attention – As a psychology major in college, David Williams is positioned to help clients with their legal needs while providing individualized attention and support to each client.

  • No Case Is Too Big or Small – Our criminal defense attorney handles 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 R. David Williams to represent you.

  • Tailored Representation – We don’t treat clients as numbers. Instead, they are real people who require tailored representation. Thus, our firm customizes services based on your circumstances and needs.

Know The Implied Consent Laws

You need to know that in Florida, there is an implied consent law. This states that you must agree to submit to a lawful request to take a blood or breathalyzer test to assess your blood-alcohol level. If you refuse to take such a test, the penalty is a mandatory suspension of your license and loss of driving privileges. Your Fort Lauderdale first-time DUI attorney will vigorously fight for your rights and interests to ensure that officers did not make mistakes at any point during your arrest.

Peace Of Mind And An Advocate On Your Side

Having a DUI on your record can bring severe consequences. If you have multiple charges in less than 10 years, additional DUIs can be felonies. Our Fort Lauderdale first-time DUI lawyer has the experience and knowledge you can depend on to build a strong DUI defense. Our attorney also will put your needs first and tailor the legal representation to your specific needs. If you have a DUI charge, call The Law Offices of R. David Williams today, and schedule a free consultation.
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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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  • “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!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

  • “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!”

    - Maria Cabrera -

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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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