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DUI Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What is DUI?
DUI stands for driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. It is a very serious criminal offense and depending on the circumstances of the offense a person can face years behind bars, fines, community service, and drivers license suspension/revocation, probation and parole.

What is BAC?
The term BAC stands for blood alcohol concentration. When law enforcement suspects that an individual is under the influence of alcohol they will administer a blood test to measure BAC in order to see whether or not a person is indeed intoxicated. Any time a person’s BAC reads at or above 0.08% and they are driving a motor vehicle they can be placed under arrest and charged with drunk driving.

Do I have to perform the field sobriety tests?
No. You have the legal right to refuse any type of field sobriety tests. However, by refusing it does not mean that you will not be placed under arrest and charged with driving under the influence.

What is the implied consent law in Florida?
When a person obtains a driver’s license they agree at that time to submit to a blood/breath test if they are ever suspected of driving under the influence. When a person then refuses to take either test they can face serious DUI penalties and the automatic suspension of their driving privileges under Florida’s implied consent law.

What is Vehicular Manslaughter?
Vehicular manslaughter can be charged when a person is killed in a drunk driving accident. It is a very serious charge and if convicted a person faces jail time, fines, community service, driver’s license suspension, probation and parole.

Can I be charged with felony DUI for a third DUI offense?
Yes. Anyone facing a third DUI offense or any subsequent offense will face felony DUI charges, including the possibility of having their driver’s license revoked indefinitely.

If I get my driver’s license back at the DHSMV Hearing will I still have to face criminal charges?
Yes. The DHSMV (Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles) Hearing is completely separate for the criminal court process. Although a person may win at the DHSMV Hearing they can still be convicted at criminal court. The best chance at maintaining your driving privileges and staying out of jail would be to hire a Martin County criminal defense lawyer for your case.

Protecting Your Legal Rights

Why should I hire a Stuart DUI attorney?
When then unthinkable occurs and you face possible jail time for DUI you should always consider hiring a DUI questions attorney to protect your legal rights. An attorney will understand exactly what you are up against and how to protect you. At David Golden, P.A., we provide excellent legal representation for clients facing DUI. We are very familiar with the criminal court system and may be able to challenge your DUI charges.

Do you offer a free case consultation?
Yes. At David Golden, P.A. we offer all potential clients the opportunity to meet with us during a free case consultation. During the consultation we can explain your legal rights to you, what you can expect during the criminal court process and at the DHSMV Hearing.

Have questions about DUI in Stuart, Florida? Contact us today!

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David Golden, P.A. - Stuart DUI Lawyer
Located at 903 SE Central Parkway, Stuart, FL 34994.
Phone: (800) 483-0998.
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