DUI Defense Attorney in Orlando
15+ Years of Aggressive Representation in Orange County and Seminole County
In Florida, prosecutors are known for being aggressive against DUI charges. Penalties for a DUI conviction are severe, especially if you already have a conviction on your record. With this in mind, you need a strong defense. Our Orlando DUI lawyer has 15 years of experience and can help you with both alcohol-related and drug crime-related DUI charges. The Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A. takes every case seriously. When you hire us, we work hard for you.
Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?
It is important that you hire a DUI lawyer because they can help fight to reduce or dismiss your possible penalties from a DUI charge such as driver’s license suspension. To have the best chance to win your case, it is best to retain an attorney.
Dealing with DUI Charges in Florida
The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08 percent, so if you are caught with a BAC above that amount, you will be considered guilty. However, not all cases involve a blood alcohol test. In some situations, an arresting officer may administer a breathalyzer test or field sobriety tests. With these tests, there is considerable room for error. Even when a chemical test to determine your BAC has been administered, you still have defense options.
An experienced lawyer can:
- Research all aspects of your case
- Identify all of your legal options
- Help you structure a strong defense
- Represent you in court and at all hearings
- Provide you with the support you need to feel confident
There are many issues to investigate with a DUI case. For example, did the arresting officer correctly administer your field sobriety tests? Were your constitutional rights violated? Did the arresting officer have genuine cause to pull you over? Our DUI defense lawyer has experience as a former prosecutor and understands how these cases are handled in court. We are prepared to put our knowledge and insight to work for you.
How Bad is a First Offense DUI?
For a first offense DUI conviction in Florida, you can face the following penalties:
- Jail time
- Vehicle impoundment
- License suspension
- Ignition Interlock Device (IID)
You may also face enhanced penalties if your blood alcohol concentration was .15% or more, if you had a child passenger or if you caused an accident that involved property damages or injuries. Generally, there is no mandatory minimum jail time for a first offense, but the maximum jail time depends on the circumstances surrounding your case.
Can a DUI Be Reduced?
Under certain circumstances, a DUI can be reduced to a “wet reckless” charge which is a plea deal for a reckless driving charge. A “wet reckless” charge results in less severe penalties than being charged with DUI.
We Can Handle Drug-Related DUI Cases
Many people associate DUI cases strictly with alcohol. However, you may be charged with DUI if you are found to be under the influence of illegal substances such as marijuana or even if you drive while impaired by certain prescription medications. At the Law Offices of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A., we can represent any DUI case. With extensive experience behind us, our Orlando DUI lawyer has the know-how and the skill to take on even the most challenging situations. We are not afraid of a challenge, and we are committed to fighting for the rights and lives of our clients. We know how devastating a DUI conviction can be. When you need someone on your side, call us.
The Law Office of Carrie L. Rentz, P.A. is a results-focused criminal defense law firm. Discuss your DUI case today by calling (407) 995-6735.