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Florida DUI Defense Attorney

The Truth about DUI

When you have been arrested for DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach, there are feelings of confusion, anger, and even fear about what is going to happen. It is very traumatic to get arrested and taken to jail, fingerprinted, photographed, and interrogated. The FL DUI Group law firm knows that many honest and hardworking people are arrested for DUI every day in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach. The FL DUI Group is here to lend you a helping hand while navigating through the legal process. If you have been arrested for DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach, contact the FL DUI Group today to schedule your free case evaluation. Call our experienced Florida DUI defense attorneys if you are arrested for DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach, you’re facing a serious charge that can have serious consequences. If your case goes the wrong way you could lose your driver’s license, your insurance, your job, future job opportunities, you could be fined and you could even go to jail.

Dedicated DUI defense. It’s what we do.

Most people arrested for DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach do not know what to do. It takes a skilled and experienced DUI attorney to evaluate your case. You want to know that your DUI attorney is someone whose advice you can trust. The FL DUI Group will aggressively help you explore the options of your DUI specific case. There are countless possible challenges that can be made to the DUI charges you are facing including: whether the DUI officer acted properly when he pulled you over, whether the DUI officer properly administered the field sobriety exercises, and whether the results of any DUI breath or blood alcohol tests are accurate. The FL DUI Group will expose all of problems in your DUI case to offer you the strongest defense possible. Our goal is to keep your record clean as well as preventing you from losing your freedom, and your driver’s license. If you have been arrested for DUI in the Orlando, Central Florida, or West Palm Beach, contact the FL DUI Group today to schedule your free DUI case evaluation.

No Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach DUI arrest is perfect. DUI Law Enforcement officers are human. They make mistakes. DUI Breath Test Operators are human. They also make mistakes. DUI Breath Test Inspectors are human. They too can make mistakes. The DUI breath test machine isn’t perfect. It often makes mistakes and in some circumstances can be flat out wrong. The FL DUI Group knows Orlando, Central Florida and West Palm Beach DUI cases. The FL DUI Group knows the mistakes that occur in DUI cases and we will expose those mistakes to the judge and jury. Let our truly unique experience work for you. Your case deserves dedicated DUI defense. It’s what we do. If you have been arrested for DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach, contact the FL DUI Group today to schedule your free DUI case evaluation.

Why FL DUI Group?

Experience is what sets lawyers apart. The FL DUI Group has the experience and dedication necessary to give your Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach DUI case the representation that it deserves in Orlando or West Palm Beach offices. Our firm’s unique experience includes:

Our experience In the Courtroom is YOUR advantage!

The FL DUI Group’s managing partner, Matthew J. Olszewski is one of the only DUI defense lawyers in Orlando, Central Florida, West Palm Beach or the entire State of Florida that brings with him the unique experience of having trained thousands of Florida prosecutors and law enforcement officers the investigation and prosecution of DUI. The FL DUI Group knows the strategies that Orlando, Central Florida and West Palm Beach DUI prosecutors and DUI law enforcement officers use in court because Mr. Olszewski, taught them these strategies. Mr. Olszewski has trained thousands of DUI prosecutors and DUI law enforcement officers throughout Orlando, Central Florida, West Palm Beach and the State of Florida on DUI courtroom testimony, DUI jury selection, DUI opening statements, DUI direct and cross examinations, and DUI closing arguments. Let our unique experience stand by your side in defending your DUI case in Orlando, Central Florida, or West Palm Beach.

Our experience with DUI Traffic Stops is YOUR advantage!

The FL DUI Group’s Matthew J. Olszewski has trained thousands of DUI prosecutors and DUI law enforcement officers throughout Orlando, Central Florida, West Palm Beach, and the State of Florida how to make legal traffic stops. If your traffic stop was invalid, the State of Florida could lose valuable evidence in your DUI case, potentially benefiting your case’s outcome. Let our unique experience stand by your side in defending your DUI case in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach.

Our experience in DUI Field Sobriety Testing is YOUR advantage!

The FL DUI Group’s Matthew J. Olszewski has instructed and attended the same DUI classes on Standardized Field Sobriety Testing that specialized DUI officers have taken. The FL DUI Group knows the secrets behind DUI field sobriety testing that only officers know. The FL DUI Group knows what the DUI officer should have done and will expose what they failed to do in your DUI case. Let our unique experience stand by your side in defending your DUI case in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach.

Our experience with DUI Alcohol Testing is YOUR advantage!

The FL DUI Group’s Matthew J. Olszewski is one of the only DUI defense lawyers in Orlando, Central Florida, West Palm Beach or the State of Florida that has participated in the factory training provided by the manufacturer of the DUI breath test machine used in the State of Florida. This is the same training attended by employees of the Alcohol Testing Program at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). In addition to attending this factory training, the FL DUI Group’s Matthew J. Olszewski is one of the few DUI defense lawyers in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach that has argued motions to exclude DUI breath test results in 12 counties across the State of Florida. The FL DUI Group knows the limitations and problems that exist with DUI breath, blood and urine testing and it knows the limitations and problems that exist within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) Alcohol Testing Program. These limitations and problems may prevent the State of Florida from using your DUI alcohol or drug test results against you. Let our unique experience stand by your side in defending your DUI case in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach.

Our State Reputation on DUI cases is YOUR advantage!

The FL DUI Group’s Matthew J. Olszewski is one of 6 people in the State of Florida and the only DUI defense attorney in Orlando, Central Florida, West Palm Beach or in the entire State of Florida that has worked with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to write the DUI curriculum used by the State of Florida at its law enforcement training academies. Mr. Olszewski co-authored the DUI book that is used to train every law enforcement officer in the State of Florida when it comes to making DUI arrests. Let the FL DUI Group’s reputation on DUI cases and unique DUI experience stand by your side in defending your DUI case in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach..

Our National Reputation on DUI cases is YOUR advantage!

The FL DUI Group’s Matthew J. Olszewski is one of the only DUI defense attorneys in Orlando, Central Florida, West Palm Beach or the entire State of Florida who has been invited to instruct DUI prosecutors and DUI law enforcement officers around the country on the investigation and prosecution on DUI. Mr. Olszewski has lectured on DUI cases in Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Missouri, Oregon, North Carolina, Arkansas, and Alaska. Mr. Olszewski has also presented at three international DUI conferences. Let the FL DUI Group’s reputation and unique experience stand by your side in defending your DUI case in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach.

Florida DUI FAQ

Q. What are the penalties if I am found guilty of DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach?

If you are convicted for a first offense DUI (.08 g/210L or greater or refusal), you face a maximum of 6 months in jail, 6-12 months supervised probation, 6-month driver’s license suspension, DUI School (with potential treatment to follow), a fine of $500-$1000, 10 day impound of your vehicle, 1 session of the Victim Impact Panel (MADD) and 50 hours of community service.

If your BAC exceeds .15%, or there was a minor in the vehicle, the fines and penalties for your conviction may be substantially higher or you may be required to install an ignition interlock.

For a second conviction, the fine starts at $1,000, 30-day vehicle impound, Level II DUI school plus treatment, 1-year ignition interlock, and up to a year in jail. If the offense is within 5 years of your last DUI conviction, there is a mandatory 10 days in jail and a 5-year suspension of your driver’s license.

The penalties for a third and fourth DUI conviction are more serious including mandatory jail. If someone is seriously injured or killed as a result of a DUI-related accident, your case will be charged as a felony which could involve a prison sentence. An automatic driver’s license suspension is a part of the penalty for any DUI.

Q. May I refuse to take a breath, blood or urine test if requested to submit to one by a DUI law enforcement officer in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach?

If lawfully arrested for DUI, by accepting the privilege extended by the laws of this state of operating a motor vehicle, you are deemed to have given your consent to submit to a breath test and/or urine test. However, you may refuse to take such tests unless you are involved in an accident involving serious bodily injury or death to a human being. However, refusing such tests is not without cost. The law permits the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to suspend your privilege to operate a motor vehicle for a period of one (1) year for a first refusal, or a period of eighteen (18) months for a second or subsequent refusal. Additionally, the refusal to submit to a breath or urine test is admissible in any criminal proceeding against you. Also, if you have previously refused to submit to a breath, blood or urine test, a second or subsequent refusal to submit to such testing is a criminal offense.

Q. How will my DUI charge impact my driving in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach?

After a DUI arrest, your defense should begin within the next 10 days. Ten days is all the time you have to appeal the automatic driver’s license suspension that goes along with any DUI arrest. The FL DUI Group can help you keep your driver’s license. Many people don’t realize that they can often keep most of their driving privileges after being charged or convicted of DUI. We attend administrative hearings on your behalf and fight to keep you on the road.

Q. Can I drive under a suspended license permit in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach?

If your driver’s license is suspended due to a DUI, you are often eligible for a driving permit that allows you to drive to work, school, medical and legal appointments and worship services.

Q. What is the best way to avoid getting a DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach?

At the FL DUI Group, we encourage everyone to anticipate their driving needs in advance so they do not find themselves drinking and driving under the influence of alcohol. We encourage everyone to designate a driver, call a cab, or walk when consuming alcohol.

The Bottom Line

No Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach DUI arrest is perfect. DUI Law Enforcement officers are human. They make mistakes. DUI Breath Test Operators are human. They also make mistakes. DUI Breath Test Inspectors are human. They too can make mistakes. The DUI breath test machine isn’t perfect. It often makes mistakes and in some circumstances can be flat out wrong. The FL DUI Group knows DUI cases. The FL DUI Group knows the mistakes that occur in DUI cases and we will expose those mistakes to the judge and jury. Let our truly unique DUI experience work for you. Your case deserves dedicated DUI defense. It’s what we do. If you have been arrested for DUI in Orlando, Central Florida or West Palm Beach, contact our Florida DUI defense attorneys today to schedule your free DUI case evaluation.

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