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Facing a DUI? 2 reasons why you should hire an attorney

If you are facing a DUI charge in the Bradenton, one of the worst things you can do is dismiss its importance. All too often, individuals find themselves with DUI charges and believe they cannot afford to hire an attorney. They do not realize charges do not equate an automatic conviction. Also, regardless of the evidence against them, it is possible to mount an effective defense against the charges. 

How drug courts work in Florida

If you face drug possession or purchase charges in Florida, drug court may offer an alternative to jail. Not everyone is eligible or can benefit from such a program, so be sure to fully discuss your options with a qualified attorney.

Options for drug court instead of jail

A drug or alcohol charge is a serious offense, and as such, it can come with stiff penalties. In some situations, an individual may receive jail time as part of his or her conviction. However, depending upon the facts of the case, there could be alternate options. 

DUI chemical test results and errors

If a Florida law enforcement officer pulls you to the side of the road and you have been drinking, you may think about refusing to take a breath or chemical test. Florida has an implied consent law, though, so your refusal could lead to a suspended license and a mark against you in court. The good news is that it may be possible to successfully dispute a positive result.


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