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Why You Want a Lawyer for a DUI


If you’ve just been arrested for a DUI, you may be stunned and confused. You know you need a lawyer, but how can they help you overcome the charges you’re facing? 

You don’t have to face a DUI alone. Our team knows how to navigate the legal process, from arrest to trial. 

If you’ve been arrested for a DUI and you need answers on getting your charges reduced or dismissed, reach out to an attorney who can help you recover. Here’s what you should know about hiring an attorney and why you should contact us to defend your case.

We Can Spot Errors in Your Case

We can help ensure that any procedural errors are taken into account and don’t lead to an unfair conviction. If the police acted unfairly or illegally toward you, that evidence may be inadmissible in court. 

For example, if your arrest was illegal or evidence against you was mishandled by police officers, we may be able to get your charges dropped or reduced. You have rights under the Fourth Amendment against illegal search and seizure, and we’re prepared to fight for your rights. 

Attorneys Can Challenge Test Results

During a DUI arrest, the police typically ask you to take a Breathalyzer test to determine whether you’re over the legal limit. But these tests aren’t perfect. If the officer hasn’t been properly trained to use these tools, or if the machine hasn’t been calibrated properly and recently, it may be wrong. 

If the Breathalyzer test was broken or otherwise inaccurate, you may have a chance to get your charges dismissed. During field sobriety tests, we may be able to argue that the officer did not observe you carefully enough, or that he did not follow proper protocol. The details of your defense will depend on your case. 

We Can Help Reduce or Drop Charges

Our firm may be able to negotiate with the prosecutor or judge to get your charges reduced. We may also be able to get the prosecutor to drop some of your charges altogether. 

You can talk to us about negotiating a plea deal that reduces your charges from DUI to reckless driving in exchange for community service or other favorable terms.

For example, you may be eligible for a program that will allow you to avoid jail time altogether. Florida has a program called DUI School, a twelve-hour course that allows people with first-time DUI convictions to avoid jail if they successfully complete the course and pay all fines.

Reach Out For a Free Strategy Session

If you are facing a DUI charge, the situation may feel hopeless, but you have options when you have a defense attorney on your side. 

Each case is unique, and no matter what your situation is, Hersem Law can help you successfully navigate the system. We’ll take the time to get to know you and fully understand what happened, to provide you with the best possible DUI defense, starting with your free strategy session. Call us today at 813-251-7291 or fill out our online form below to get in touch with a lawyer.