DUI Lawyers Defending Orlando
Finebloom and Haenel’s Orlando law office is made up of experienced DUI Defense attorneys. Drivers charged with DUI in or around Orlando are subject to the Florida state laws and corresponding penalties. Our DUI lawyers will work to defend your case and protect your future.
In Orlando, our DUI clients often inquire about whether it is a good idea to submit to a urine test. The urine test is typically only administered at the request of the person being arrested or if the breath test unit is not functioning properly.
Most drivers do not realize that they are automatically providing consent to the State of Florida to administer a chemical test when they drive on any roads located within the state. Under Florida’s “Implied Consent Law” drivers suspected of DUI or otherwise driving under the impairment of any substance will automatically submit to chemical testing of their urine, breath or blood. In Florida, breath, blood, and urine testing are all considered chemical tests. These methods of testing typically follow a field sobriety test, which is designed to help officers look for definitive signs of intoxication.
What are the Minimum Penalties for Refusing the Urine Test?
The penalties for refusal of the urine test (or any chemical test) include a license suspension for 1 year for first refusals and 18 months if you have previously refused. Your refusal to submit to a test of your blood, breath, or urine is admissible against you in your DUI criminal proceedings. If a driver is charged with a second DUI, refusal of the chemical test will result in separate misdemeanor charges in addition to the DUI charges.
If you’re being pulled over and are facing charges for your first DUI, it is likely that the consequences of failing the chemical test will turn out to be considerably less severe than those which will result from refusing the test outright.
An experienced DUI Defense attorney, familiar with the court circuits in and around Orlando, will likely have an easier time building a stronger defense against a failed chemical test versus a refused one. Furthermore, if you’ve have no prior record of arrests, an experienced DUI Defense lawyer will have a greater chance of negotiating your case outcome in your favor.
Experienced DUI Defense Lawyers in Orlando
The Orlando attorneys of Finebloom and Haenel serve drivers charged with DUI in and around the Orlando region. If Orlando authorities have charged you or someone you know with DUI, you need an experienced Orlando DUI attorney to handle the details of your case and understand the legal implications of the conditions discussed above. Finebloom and Haenel offers clients the expertise that comes with over 20 years of experience in the local Florida court circuits. Drivers charged with DUI in Orlando have a right to competent, experienced DUI case defense. Call Orlando’s experienced DUI Defense lawyers today!