DUI Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I hire an attorney to handle my DUI charges?
If you or someone close to you has been arrested and/or charged with DUI (driving under the influence) it is crucial to begin protecting your legal rights immediately. The very first step towards protecting yourself would be to contact an Indian River DUI attorney. An attorney will be familiar with your legal rights and the possible legal defenses may be used to avoid a conviction.
How many drinks can I have before I face arrest for DUI?
Some people are considered too intoxicated to drive just after 1 drink, and some after several. Each person has a unique body chemistry that when combined with alcohol reacts differently. The safest option for anyone to take would be not to drive regardless of how much alcohol they have had to drink.
Do I have to take a field sobriety test when an officer requests me to?
No. Anytime a person is asked by law enforcement to take a field sobriety test they have the legal option to refuse. To learn more about your legal rights if you or a loved one has been arrested for drunk driving in Indian River, Florida, please contact
David Golden, P.A. immediately.
What is BAC?
BAC stands for blood alcohol content or blood alcohol concentration. It is used to describe the amount of alcohol present in a person’s blood and whether or not they are illegally intoxicated. A BAC at or above 0.08% can be charged as DUI and can result in very serious
DUI penalties if convicted.
If I do not schedule a DHSMV Hearing, what will happen?
Many people do not realize just how important the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle Hearing is to their driving privileges. Failure to schedule a DHSMV Hearing can result in an automatic license suspension and can have a huge impact on a person’s driving privileges for a very long time.
Does a DUI stay on your criminal record?
Yes. Whether a person is convicted of a 1st offense DUI, 2nd offense DUI,
felony DUI or any other type of DUI, it will become a permanent mark on their criminal record. The best chance at avoiding a DUI conviction would be to hire a professional Indian River DUI attorney immediately.
At David Golden, P.A., we represent people accused of DUI throughout Indian River, Florida. Please contact us today to schedule a free consultation of a DUI case with an experienced Indian River DUI lawyer.
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