A DUI is a very serious charge. You could face loss of your driving privileges, large fines, probation, extended suspension of your license or jail time. In addition, you may pay higher rates for auto insurance or lose your coverage. Because a DUI conviction is not expungeable, it will remain on your record for life and may also prevent you from getting certain jobs.
But a DUI charge is not an automatic conviction. There are defenses to drunk driving charges.
The Right Defense Attorney Can Make the Difference
When your freedom and future are on the line, you want an attorney who has handled numerous DUIs and stays current with the constantly changing DUI laws in Florida.
As a former public defender and state prosecutor who has defended and prosecuted hundreds of drunk driving cases, Orlando DUI defense lawyer Corey Cohen has the experience and training in DUI cases necessary to give you a competitive advantage.
He has also been named a "Top 100 Trial Lawyer" in Florida criminal defense by The National Trial Lawyers, and has been recognized by numerous other legal organizations. Call 888-390-8937 now for a free consultation.
It Is Important to Hire an Experienced Attorney Immediately
Many DUI deadlines can be easily overlooked such as contesting the suspension of your driver's license. If you or your lawyer misses these deadlines, you may waive the rights you have under the Florida and United States Constitutions and set yourself up for serious penalties such as:
- At least 180 days driver's license suspension
- $500 to $5,000 in fines (and more for aggravated DUI)
- Imprisonment for up to five years (fourth conviction DUI)
- Impoundment of your car for at least 10 days
- Mandatory community service
- A criminal record
Attorney Corey I. Cohen knows the deadlines and what is at stake. He will act quickly to ensure your rights are protected in both your DHSMV license suspension hearing and your criminal drunk driving case.
Attacking Your Drunk Driving Case, Defending Your Future
When Mr. Cohen takes a DUI case, he attacks it. He will do everything he can to pick your case apart and find the best defenses available to you. Questions he will ask include:
- Did police officers act appropriately during your DUI stop?
- Was their search legal? Was your arrest legal?
- Was your Breathalyzer result inaccurate? Did officers properly perform your field sobriety test?
- Was the DUI blood test evidence properly handled in the chain of custody?
- Did your BAC increase between the time of your traffic stop, and your breath or blood test?
Even when clear defenses are not available, it may be possible to negotiate a better resolution to your case.
Get Help Now!
A knowledgeable DUI defense attorney can educate you on the legal process, your rights and how to achieve the most favorable outcome, whether you face DUI charges for the first time or the fourth.
At The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen, we represent people charged with DUI. Our experienced and aggressive attorney is ready to fight for you. For a free consultation with an Orlando DUI defense lawyer, call 407-246-0066 or 888-390-8937, or email the law firm.
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