Recently, a woman was stopped in Stuart, Florida by a St. Lucie County deputy. She was driving a golf cart between the sidewalk and the roadway when the deputy stopped her and asked her how much she had to drink. She told the deputy she had “a lot” to drink.
The deputy discovered that her license had been revoked in 1994. He proceeded to conduct a field sobriety test, which she abandoned after several tries. She was arrested and charged with felony DUI in St. Lucie and refusal to submit to a DUI test after license suspended.
If you were stopped and asked to submit to a field sobriety test, would you know what to do? Refusing to take the test has consequences. Just the same, submitting to take the test has consequences too.
How many times have you found yourself doing something innocent that turned into a complete mess? This can happen to anyone and the results can lead to years of turmoil. It can also cost you much more than a few minutes time on the side of the road. Many people would think a situation like the one she found herself in would mean certain doom. It does not have to mean that for you.
Although DUI charges are serious and can even result in jail time, license suspension, and many other court ordered punishments, it does not have to be the end of the road. Even if you don’t think so, know that charges associated with a DUI are defensible. In Florida, the state is required to prove its case after an arrest has been made. The right DUI criminal lawyer can be your advocate and they can defend you against charges are inaccurate or that cannot be proved.
Stuart criminal lawyer Jeffrey H. Garland, Esq., has defended DUI, BUI, DWLS and several other driving related offenses. Mr. Garland has over 30 years of experience as a DUI criminal lawyer. He is more than qualified to defend your rights. If you or someone you know have been in a similar legal situation, please contact our firm at 772-489-220, or visit us at 2500 Rhode Island Avenue Suite B, Fort Pierce, Florida.