Most people would like to believe that a DUI as just an enhanced traffic ticket. IT IS NOT!
DUI is a criminal violation and the State will prosecute you like with any other crime. For many people, a DUI is the one and only time they will be arrested. It is a new and extremely scary experience for many.
Getting out of the car and performing field sobriety tests on video can be embarrassing. You potentially could be arrested for refusing to take a breathalyzer test, spend time in jail, have your car towed, and even lose your license. The vast array of consequences may impact your finances, employment and personal life.
If you have been charged with DUI in New Smyrna Beach, or anywhere in Volusia County, it is important to hire an attorney as soon as you can. You may lose your license and driving privileges by default. The New Smyrna Beach DUI defense lawyers at Delgado & Romanik know that time is of the utmost importance if you want to keep your license and protect your reputation, and keep you out of jail. Our attorneys are available 24/7. No matter what time of day or night, you will be able to speak with one of our expert DUI lawyers who will be able to answer your questions.
Even if you are not found guilty of the DUI charge, it is possible that you might still lose your license. From the moment of your arrest, you only have 10 days to protect your driver's license in a DUI administrative hearing. The experienced New Smyrna DUI attorneys at Delgado & Romanik will aggressively represent you in this process — something the public defender's office or court-appointed attorney will not be able to help you with.
The New Smyrna Beach DUI lawyers at our firm have extensive experience handling the enhanced charges that may come with your DUI, such as excess DUI or felony DUI. We also represent the interests of repeat offenders and provide them with the aggressive defense needed in these extreme situations.
Our attorneys are novel in developing defense strategies and meet often to discuss our cases, leaving no aspect of your case untouched. We understand the technology and the equipment used by arresting officers and work with former law enforcement officers in chemical testing procedures.
Speaking with an experienced New Smyrna Beach DUI defense attorney immediately can improve your chance at a successful defense. Contact our firm today so that we can begin working aggressively on your drunk driving defense.
Contact us by calling 386.222.6677 or start your case online.
Being stopped by a police officer is always an unsettling experience. Being asked to get out of the car and perform field sobriety tests on video is embarrassing and humiliating. You could be arrested for refusing to take a breath test, spend a night in jail, have your car towed and lose your driver's license.
If you have been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a controlled substance, it is important to hire an attorney as soon as possible. Call 386.222.6677 to discuss your rights and options with an experienced DUI lawyer at Delgado & Romanik. We have law offices in Daytona Beach and DeLand. We offer a free initial consultation.
Most people would prefer to think of a DUI as just an enhanced traffic ticket. IT IS NOT!
DUI is a criminal violation and the government will prosecute you the same as any other crime. For most people, this is the one and only time they will be arrested. It is a new and extremely terrifying experience. This will be the first time most people will ever see the inside of a jail.
In many circumstances, if you are arrested on suspicion of DUI, your driver's license will be confiscated. If you have lost your license due to a drunk driving charge or an accusation of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to challenge an automatic suspension of your driving privileges at a DUI administrative hearing.
The penalties for DUI increase if someone has been injured. If someone has been seriously injured, it counts as a third-degree felony and is punishable by up to five years of prison time. This means that if anyone was injured while you were allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, it is important that you talk to a lawyer right away.
A second, third or fourth drunk driving arrest is a very serious legal matter. The more DUI convictions you have, the longer your driver's license will be suspended. Other penalties, such as fines, are also higher and any applicable jail sentences will be longer. With a fourth drunk driving conviction, there is no forgiveness. The record of all DUIs will remain on your criminal record the rest of your life.