A Strong Defense After A DUI Arrest
Do not make the mistake of thinking of your DUI arrest as a “traffic offense” or “only a misdemeanor.” A conviction for driving under the influence can trigger jail time, fines, license suspension, community service and other heavy penalties. The criminal record can also affect employment, college, insurance rates and other facets of your life.
If you were pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, it is critical to contact an experienced DUI defense lawyer. Winter Spires & Associates, P.A. will vigorously represent you in the criminal proceedings and the separate matter of your Florida driver’s license.
Call us today for help. We handle DUI/DWI in Okaloosa County, Walton County and Jackson County, including out-of-state drivers arrested while traveling in Florida.
Equipped For Every Scenario Of Drunk Driving Charges
We are well-versed in Florida DUI law and related offenses, including:
- First-time DUI and repeat offenses
- Excessive blood-alcohol level (.15 or more)
- Child endangerment (DUI with a minor in the car)
- Under-21 DUI (zero tolerance violation)
- Driving under the influence of drugs
- DUI on a commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- DUI accident resulting in injury or death
- Driving after DUI suspension
|Underage Drinking Offenses
We have represented college students on Spring Break, local high school students and others under the legal drinking age. A conviction for DUI, minor in possession of alcohol (MIP) or public intoxication can cause problems with college admissions, scholarships, student loans or future employment. We intervene to keep such offenses off a young person’s record if at all possible.
Experienced Defense Lawyers On Your Side
Sometimes good people make mistakes. Sometimes arresting officers make mistakes or violate the rights of citizens. One of our criminal defense attorneys will sit down with you to explain your rights and listen to your story. We will examine the police report and the evidence in your case and give our honest assessment.
We look for all opportunities to fight your DUI, from the legality of the traffic stop to the field sobriety test or Breathalyzer procedures. If we can’t get the case dismissed or reduced to a lesser offense, we prepare for trial and explore alternatives to avoid jail or keep a DUI conviction off your record.
If you are sentenced, we will work to mitigate the harshest penalties, such as jail, vehicle impoundment and ignition interlock. We can also help you qualify for a hardship license so that you can drive to work or school.
We Understand The Stakes
Whether this is your first DUI charge or you have prior convictions, we know that your future may depend on our skill and dedication. Call Winter Spires & Associates at 850-502-2241 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.