Fighting Your Misdemeanor DUI/DWI Charges In the Jacksonville Area
A DUI conviction will definitely affect your life. DUI convictions can result in loss of employment, raised insurance rates and hardships on families. You need the help of an experienced DUI defense attorney to protect your legal rights and fight for your freedom, your driving privileges and your future.
First Offense? Repeat Offense? Underage DUI? CDL License?
If you or a family member was arrested in northeast Florida for driving drunk, the attorneys at Lockett Law, P.A. in Jacksonville can help.
We don’t simply take a DUI case and advise you to plead guilty. Our DUI/DWI lawyers challenge the reason for the stop, detention and arrest, and we challenge the results of breath tests and roadside sobriety exercises in the pretrial stages. We have won DUI cases by suppressing evidence, getting DUI charges reduced to simple traffic offenses or obtaining the outright dismissal of charges. We have also won many acquittals, dismissals and not guilty verdicts at trial. See our DUI Success Stories.
Misdemeanor DUI Offenses
We are confident we can help, no matter how bad things seem. Our attorneys have handled all DUI misdemeanor offenses:
- Driving under the influence (.08 blood alcohol content or impaired driving)
- Excessive level of alcohol (.15 BAL)
- Under 21 DUI (charged at .02 BAL)
- Commercial driver DUI (charged at .04 BAL)
- Repeat offender (second DUI within five years)
- DUI while license suspended
- DUI accidents (property damage)
- Boating under the influence (BUI)
Consequences of a DUI conviction may include jail time, fines, license suspension, license revocation, chemical dependency treatment, ignition interlock device on your car and even loss of employment.
The Florida Legislature has made it a felony to receive a third and fourth DUI conviction. See DUI Felonies, which include causing injury or death while driving under the influence. This drastically increases the need for a charge reduction or acquittal.
Experienced Drunk Driving Defense Lawyers
Lockett Law, P.A. has earned a reputation as one of the most effective DUI/DWI defense firms in Florida. The strength and aggressiveness of our defense strategies cause prosecutors to seriously consider reducing or dismissing DUI charges prior to trial. As a result, a trial is not necessary in most of our misdemeanor DUI cases.
The attorneys at Lockett Law, P.A. have made it a point to analyze legal issues and technical issues associated with the Intoxilyzer 8000 Breathalyzer. As a result of information we have uncovered, the state of Florida has had to acknowledge deficiencies in this breath-testing machine used widely by Florida law enforcement. Some counties have even halted Intoxilyzer 8000 alcohol breath tests until the problems are corrected.
DUI And Your Drivers License
We have helped clients retain full driving privileges or obtain hardship licenses in driver’s license suspension hearings, which are separate from the criminal proceedings. We have also been effective in reinstating driver licenses after a DUI conviction. Our firm has won countless appeals in court when the DMV has wrongfully maintained a suspension. As a result our clients have enjoyed the benefit of driving with a valid license during the pendency of their DUI criminal case. Due to our success in the criminal case and the administrative suspension case, our clients have not had the problems associated with losing their license following their arrest.
Contact Lockett Law, P.A. immediately at 904-858-9818 if you have been charged with a DUI related offense at any level, including DUI Manslaughter. We are available 24/7 to protect your rights. We offer free initial consultations.