Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer
Driving under the influence (DUI) Attorney in Fort Lauderdale
At the Law Office of Yuri Tsyganov, PL.
, we understand that an arrest for DUI
can be a stressful and overwhelming experience. A DUI conviction can have adverse implications on your driving privilege, your freedom, your job, and your family. At the Law Office of Yuri Tsyganov, PL
we believe that an arrest for DUI does not always have to result in a conviction. Don’t plead guilty to a DUI charge before consulting with an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney
. Depending on the facts of your case, you may have defenses available to you that you are not even aware of.
We are prepared to fight for your rights and may be able to obtain a favorable outcome in your case. We can assist you throughout all stages of your case, including discovery, filing motions on your behalf in an attempt to get your case DISMISSED, aggressively negotiating a plea deal, or even representing you at trial.
How can I win my case?
The attorneys at the Law Office of Yuri Tsyganov, PL may be able to weaken the prosecution’s case against you by challenging the traffic stop, determining if there was police misconduct, or challenging the result of your “breath test”. As well as preserving your driver’s license with the help of the ten (10) day rule.
Challenging the Stop:
Common reasons why drivers are stopped include: speeding, weaving, failure to maintain a single lane, obscured tag, broken tail light, cracked windshield, or other traffic infractions. The law specifically outlines what the police must observe before they can pull you over. Sometimes people are pulled over before their actions actually amount to a traffic infraction. Depending on the individual facts of your case, the police may not have been legally allowed to stop you. If that is the case, the initial stop may be challenged which could result in a DISMISSAL of your charge.
The law sets standards dictating what law enforcement officers must do throughout each stage of a criminal investigation and how much evidence is required for police to continue the investigation. Stages of a criminal investigation include: reasonable suspicion to stop, probable cause to detain, probable cause to arrest, reading of the Miranda rights, and Florida implied consent rights. Police Misconduct or failure to comply with the standards of a criminal investigation could result in a DISMISSAL of your charges.
The Breath Test:
The law sets standards and procedures that must be followed to insure the reliability of scientific evidence. If your blood alcohol content was over .08, it is important to investigate a number of issues; whether the Breath Test was administered by a law enforcement officer who was properly certified to conduct the testing, whether the test itself was administered properly, whether a proper twenty (20) minute observation was preformed, and whether the machine was properly maintained and calibrated. If your Breath Test results were obtained in violation of the law, the results could be DISMISSED, thus weakening the prosecution’s case against you.
10 Day Rule:
Whether you refused the Breath Test or blew over .08, your driver’s license will be suspended ten (10) days from the date of your arrest for twelve (12) months if this was you first refusal to provide a breath sample, eighteen (18) months if this was your second refusal, or six (6) months if your blood alcohol content was over a .08. You only have 10 days from the date of arrest to request a formal review hearing with the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to challenge your arrest and fight to have your driver’s license privilege reinstated. If you fail to request a hearing within 10 days, your right to a hearing will be waived and your driver’s license will automatically be suspended. We can help you request a hearing with the DHSMV and keep your license from being suspended.
If you or someone close to you has been arrested for DUI, contact the Law Offices of Yuri Tsyganov, PL immediately so that we can protect your rights. Our trial attorneys have successfully defended numerous clients who have been charged with DUI. We know how the system works and will assist you every step of the way. Call today for a free consultation.
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