Florida’s DUI Process
DUI Defense Attorney in Fort Pierce
In the state of Florida, there are some serious and harsh penalties for conviction of a driving under the influence (DUI) charge, and it is important that you understand your rights, your options, and the process you will face if charged with DUI. The process begins when a police officer pulls you over. You may be asked to perform a field sobriety test, and if the officer believes you to be impaired, then you will be arrested and taken to a medical official who will perform a chemical test. If the chemical test shows that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is at or above the legal limit of 0.08%, then you will be charged with DUI. It is important to know that you could be charged with impaired driving even if your BAC is below 0.08%.
You will then be placed in a cell where you may be able to obtain a release after a certain amount of time through a bail bond. Within 24 hours of your arrest, you will be informed of the charges against you. Once you are aware of the formal charges, it is important to contact an attorney before the next step. The next appearance is the arraignment where you will again be informed of the charges against you, and you will be asked to enter a plea. Motion or evidentiary hearings are usually requested by the defense and occur on the day of your trial. This is the opportunity for issues such as admissibility of evidence to be brought up. Finally, the trial will take place and you will either be convicted of the charges against you, or the charges will be dropped.
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