Violating Florida traffic laws, especially those pertaining to impaired driving, can result in serious consequences. Whether you are facing a moving violation, a DUI, or some other traffic-related crime, you have a right to your day in court.
DUI is one of the most common traffic crimes. A conviction carries many serious penalties, such as hefty fines, potential jail time, probation, community service, DUI school, license suspension, and possible alcohol or drug rehabilitation programs. The overall financial toll of a DUI conviction can run into thousands of dollars.
While traffic violations are not considered crimes, they still have consequences. Simply paying your traffic ticket fine is an automatic admission of guilt which can result in points added to your driving record. Your ticket could also lead to increased auto insurance premiums, resulting in much greater insurance costs over the long term. If you lose your license due to the accumulation of too many demerit points from traffic tickets, this could impede your ability to get to work.
If you are facing a traffic ticket, traffic crime, or DUI, it will cost you nothing to get legal advice from me in a consultation. If you choose to fight your ticket, you should contact a Miami criminal defense attorney to assist you with this process. You will need to attend a hearing in traffic court, and there is a different set of procedures for traffic court than those in standard criminal court proceedings. Traffic crimes that are charged at the misdemeanor or felony level include DUI, reckless driving, driving with a suspended or revoked license, hit and run, vehicular manslaughter, or homicide.
Ultimately, every DUI case filed in Miami is unique, and each defendant faces different challenges when it comes to defending themselves at trial. Your attorney is an invaluable resource in this situation, and their legal guidance will help you make more informed decisions as your case unfolds.
Florida’s DUI laws are very strict, and drivers who willfully violate these laws face increasingly harsher penalties with each offense. However, it is also possible for someone to be wrongfully arrested for a DUI offense or for failures of the criminal justice system to occur, infringing upon their rights. If the police failed to conduct a lawful arrest, violated due process, or if your civil rights were violated in any way by the police or the prosecution, an experienced Miami DUI attorney is the best asset you can have.
A successful defense in this situation is likely to hinge on a combination of material evidence, witness testimony, and your attorney’s keen understanding of Florida’s DUI statutes. Plea deals may also be proposed to some defendants, exchanging their guilty pleas and swifter court proceedings for lighter penalties and/or reduced charges.
When you choose Prya Murad Law, PLLC to handle your DUI defense in Miami, FL, I will take the time to learn as much as I can about the circumstances of your arrest and booking. I will verify the police established probable cause and followed all applicable Florida laws in their handling of your DUI case. You may need to prove that your arrest was wrongful, that the chemical test used to verify your intoxication was compromised or mishandled in some way, or that you were not actually intoxicated when your arrest occurred.
I am ready to assist you in determining your best legal strategies when charged with DUI, a traffic violation, or a serious traffic offense in the Miami, FL, area. I have years of experience interacting with local prosecutors, and I know how they tend to handle these cases. The sooner you connect with reliable defense counsel, the more time your Miami DUI attorney has to work on your defense. With an experienced attorney in your corner who knows the law, how to investigate the specifics of the situation, and how to put forth compelling arguments in your defense, you may have better results than you realize are possible.
I am not afraid to stand up in court and aggressively defend the rights and best interests of my clients, no matter what the accusations may be. As a Miami DUI and traffic ticket attorney, I am an experienced trial lawyer who has never hesitated to put forth her best efforts in seeking positive results for clients. If you have been charged with a Florida DUI, other traffic crime, or ticketed for a traffic violation, I am ready to create an effective and aggressive defense for you.