Duval County DWI and DUI Attorney
Most people charged with Driving Under the Influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) or Driving While Impaired (DWI) in Duval county suddenly find themselves thrown into the criminal justice system. Having never been there before, they are worried, confused and have a lot of unanswered questions. They may not feel like criminals, but according to State and Federal laws, they are facing serious criminal charges.
Protect Yourself from DWI Charges
Your first step is to hire a DWI Attorney. Duval County leads the state in tough prosecution of drunk drivers and you need a criminal defense attorney that has a working relationship with the county justice system, its judges and prosecutors.
A DWI conviction will automatically cause your driver’s license to be revoked, and depending on your criminal and driving history, you could be faced with large fines, loss of your car and prison time. Even worse, a DWI is one of the most complex criminal cases to defend, because it is typically based on the arresting officer’s direct observation, backed up in many cases by claimed “objective” chemical testing.
If you’ve been arrested for drunk driving or an alcohol related traffic offense, it’s critical that you contact a lawyer within 15 days of the date of your arrest to avoid the automatic suspension of your driver’s license.
The Dick Law Firm is a Duval County Criminal Law Firm with DWI Attorneys dedicated to serving Duval county clients and their families. We deliver the best possible results that the facts of your case and the law allow. Our Duval county DWI Attorney team will take your case to trial if that is the only available option to keep your record clean. We are board-certified in criminal law, by the Florida Board of Legal Specialization. This is a commitment shared by less than 2% of all lawyers in the State.
What You Should Know About DWI and the Law
When a driver either fails or refuses to submit to a breath/blood test, they will receive a suspension of their driving privileges. This becomes effective 40 days after the refusal or failure of the test unless his or her attorney requests a license suspension hearing within 15 days of his arrest. This suspension is only automatic if the driver fails to request an Administrative License Revocation Hearing (ALR).
Since 2003, the Department of Public Safety has been authorized to levy a surcharge on driver’s licenses suspended for alcohol related arrests. This charge can range from $1,000.00 to $2,000.00 per year for three years. Depending on your case, you could be facing a $6,000.00 fee just to keep your driver’s license. Now you know why it is so important to have a DWI attorney fight your driver’s license suspension.
We Focus on the Defense of Drunk Driving Charges In Duval County
The Dick Law Firm focuses on the defense of drunk driving charges of everyday citizens, professionals and college students, including:
- Driving under the influence (DUI), DWI (Driving while intoxicated)
- Expunction and nondisclosures, in which charges are expunged (erased) from your record or not disclosed so that they are not available to future employers or the public to view,
- Occupational drivers license (when driving to and from work and essential household activities are necessary.)
Defense attorney Sean D. and Sam H. also assist people charged with the following alcohol crimes:
- Boating while intoxicated (BWI)
- Public intoxication (PI)
- Intoxicated manslaughter
- Minor in possession or consumption (MIP / MIC)
Free Consultation and Confidential Case Review
We offer a free and confidential case review and consultation. Call us anytime night or day to discuss your options. When you retain our legal services, we will do what we can to work with you regardless of your financial history and can work out a payment plan for you if needed. Call or fill out the contact form now and we will begin working to secure your legal rights immediately