If you have been arrested for DUI in the Orlando area in violation of Florida Statute 316.193 the State has the advantage in obtaining your conviction. The experienced team of lawyers at the office of Finebloom & Haenel can help tip the scales in your favor.
Many times people who are arrested for DUI say “I don’t drink,” or “I blew zeros,” or “I have a prescription for the pills.” Under the current law, there are two ways the State can prove “impairment.” One way is the easy way we are all familiar with which is to show there was a breath test that showed a .08 or higher.
The other way the State can use to prove a person is guilty of DUI is to show that a person was under the influence of alcohol, drugs or prescription medication to the point where there faculties were impaired. So having a prescription or “blowing zeros” may not be enough to avoid a conviction.
Many times an officer will arrest a person for DUI when they are not exactly sure why they feel the person is impaired. Many times a so-called “Drug Recognition Evaluator” or “DRE” will state that “according to their training and experience” they felt the person was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. They will ask the person to submit to not only a breath test, but a urine test as well. This is especially true if they feel a person is impaired, but the breath test shows a low result.
When you hire an experienced DUI defense team such as Finebloom & Haenel, the attorneys will know how to challenge these allegations. Drug DUIs are handled differently than those that involve alcohol. Expereinced DUI attorneys know how to handle the State’s toxicology witnesses and how to challenge the State’s results.
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