Nobody anticipates being charged with a DUI. However, you may find yourself in a situation where you have been arrested for a DUI, whether it is due to driving after having a few drinks or simply from denying a field sobriety or breathalyzer test. Although getting a DUI is never anyone’s plan, you should have a plan of what to do if you’ve been arrested.
If you’re facing a DUI, whether you’re a Hillsborough county resident or simply visiting the area, you’ll need an experienced DUI defense attorney in Tampa with Inkelaar Law. Your attorney will help you understand your rights and find out the best way to defend against the charges while maintaining your right to drive.
If you’ve been arrested in the state of Florida, you may be required to submit to a breathalyzer test. Failing to consent may result in an arrest. However, you are not required to submit to a field sobriety test.
These tests may be subjective and unfair, specifically to those who suffer a disability of any kind.
A few examples of field sobriety tests you have the right to refuse include:
Of course, refusing these tests does not mean you will not be arrested. If you have refused a field sobriety test and are arrested, contact a DUI defense lawyer in Tampa with Inkelaar Law today. Although you may face penalties such as loss of license for refusing a field sobriety test, you may be able to prove that the test was improperly administered.
After a DUI, one of the first questions people ask is whether or not you will lose your license. Although your license may be suspended, you may qualify for a hardship license until your case is closed. This can be used for those who rely on their driver’s license for their livelihood, caregiving tasks such as driving yourself or a loved one to and from work, school, or doctor’s appointments, and other important needs.
However, in order to keep your license you’ll need to submit information to the county within a specific time period. A DUI defense attorney in Tampa with Inkelaar Law can help ensure that you meet all deadlines pertaining to your license suspension.
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, all hope is not lost. You can fight DUI charges with the help of an attorney. Common DUI defenses include:
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence, contact Inkelaar Law today.
If you need a DUI defense lawyer in Tampa, please give us a call for free consultation at (813) 722-0622, or submit our consultation request form.
Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is for general educational information only. This information does not constitute legal advice, is not intended to constitute legal advice, nor should it be relied upon as legal advice for your specific factual pattern or situation.