Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
Driving Under the Influence, or DUI is a common place that many people find themselves in. What was a good time out with friends, or the end of a bad day, turned into getting behind the wheel of the car and an officer asking you to blow into a breathalyzer. Attorney Adam Patton has received training from the Florida Department of Transportation, trained prosecutors on the proper techniques and strategies to use in a DUI trial, and he has observed the calibration and testing of the breathalyzer machine. At Patton Law, P.A., we know DUI's and can handle them anywhere in the State of Florida, but more importantly, we know Polk County DUI's, how they are handled differently than in Tampa or Orlando. We know what you can expect, we probably even know the officers that you dealt with. We can help you with your DUI, and can help you see your options and the potential consequences that come with a criminal charge for DUI.
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Under Florida Statute 316.193 DUI is defined as:
Driving under the influence;
(1) A person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence and is subject to punishment as provided in subsection (2) if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and:
(a) The person is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired;
(b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or
(c) The person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.
While there are many things that can play into the definition of impaired, there are many things that can be done to help to strengthen your case, and hopefully reduce the impact of this crime on your life. Many people have found themselves in the same situation and we have helped them through it. In addition we have received specialized training as former prosecutors on how the prosecutors are trained to take action on their cases. We have seen the breathalyzer in action, and are very familiar with the process that you are put through, and the legal procedures the officers have to follow. Call us today for a free initial consultation to see how we can help you.
Call us at 863-255-3550