It is a common enough offense that many people will allege to have been guilty of at some point, whether they ever faced charges or not. With alcohol being such a common part of our society's celebration, the decision to get behind the wheel of a car after drinking alcohol is simply something many of us have done. However, there are unfortunate incidents where someone's drinking is blamed for an accident, whether it was a contributing factor or not.
For one Florida personal injury attorney known to advertise his promise to never defend someone charged with a DUI, his own charges stemming from a DUI are eyebrow-raising, to say the least. However, it drives home the point that many people may be guilty of participating in the action of driving after drinking--whether or not they are ever charged. While the attorney refused to blow and his charges were eventually dropped based on insufficient evidence, he will still be fighting the mandatory license suspension that comes with a breath test refusal.
If you are caught drinking and driving and find yourself facing charges, you may take pointers from the attorney on the plaintiff's side, who after being arrested for alleged drinking and driving, may evade charges as well as a penalty, altogether.
A Florida criminal defense attorney may be able to go to work quickly and efficiently for you, making sure a strong defense is built against any charges that stick and reducing or eliminating any charges that cannot be dropped. You may also work with an attorney to receive a lighter sentence, should you admit guilt or be found guilty.
Source: PNJ.com, "Maloney license suspension in limbo," Kevin Robinson, July 5, 2016