Attorneys at Jordan Law have spent part of their careers as government lawyers, practicing Criminal Law. We understand what the state will use against you when working to prosecute your DUI charge.
Since opening the firm the lawyers of Jordan Law have handled thousands of in cases throughout Florida. Whether this is your first DUI or your fifth, our attorneys can help you get the best result possible.
Let us put our knowledge and experience to work for you on your case and prove that the best defense is a good offense.
This means you HAVE to be adjudicated as a criminal if you plea to a DUI, and just the criminal penalties for Driving Under the Influence can run you upwards of $10,000. There are also additional insurance issues that arise in the form of an SR22 that can cost you THOUSANDS of dollars more.
Pre-trial Motions. Depending on the facts of your case, there might be a valid motion to suppress. This would force the State to prove that the Officer could stop you, request FSEs, and arrest you. If we win this motion the Judge can limit the evidence the state has to present against you. There can also be other specific motions we file that seek to throw out the breath test, the blood test, anything you told the officer while he was investigating an accident, etc.
Reckless driving charge. Often times the penalties for this will be higher than the DUI minimums, but a reckless driving allows for a withhold of adjudication (which means you aren’t a convicted criminal), and that can let you seal the case from your record. Also, a reckless driving will not have the same impact on your insurance and other non-court related consequences of having a DUI conviction.
Diversion program. If that is an option you would go through most of the same penalties as a DUI (fine, community service, DUI school, etc), but at the end of it the state would drop the case or give you a reckless driving instead of having a DUI on your record.
Trial. At trial the state has to provide a witness who saw you driving (or in actual physical control), they have to prove your normal faculties were impaired, they cannot have their case based solely upon your statements. Whether there are breath tests or blood or not, whether there is video or not, whether the officer is a rookie on his first DUI stop or a seasoned DUI cop, it can be tough for the state to prove the case against you.
Also, there are defenses to a DUI that we can raise like the car being un-operable or that someone spiked your drink and you didn’t intend to be drunk. If a jury finds you not guilty because the state did not prove their case or there is a specific defense that applies to you, then you will not have a DUI conviction and will not have to do any of the sanctions mentioned above.