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Information Regarding DUI Charges

By Hager & Schwartz, P.A.  Oct. 31, 2010 2:40p

In Florida, DUI, or driving under the influence, is a criminal offense with severe consequences for a defendant. Driving under the influence can include impaired abilities due to alcohol or both prescription and illegal drugs. When a law enforcement officer detains a driver under suspicion of driving under the influence, there are several tests that they employ to determine if a driver is impaired, and therefore a hazard on the road and to other drivers or pedestrians. These tests are not infallible however, so it is important to seek legal guidance from a Miami DUI attorney if you have been charged with a DUI.

The first types of test usually employed are the breath or blood test. Both tests determine through different means if a driver has an illegal BAC, or blood alcohol concentration. The legal BAC limit is .08 percent, but if another test is employed and the driver fails they can still be considered to be driving under the influence with impaired abilities.

The other types of tests are known as field sobriety tests, which test the mental and physical capabilities of a driver. Under normal circumstances any person is supposed to be able to perform these tests with ease. There are certain situations however, when these tests are ineffective due to improper administering of the test or medical situations, which render the test invalid.

DUI Attorney in Miami

DUI criminal charges are extremely serious and can result in serious fines and up to life-term prison sentences. If you or a loved one have been charged with a DUI you need a legal team backing your case with years of experience and legal knowledge. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A. we can give you the guidance you need to pursue the best possible option for your case and can help to have your charges reduced or even dismissed.

Contact a Miami DUI Attorney today if you have been charged with a DUI!

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