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Once you have been arrested and charged with a DUI, it is essential that you immediately contact an experienced Florida DUI defense attorney as soon as possible to assist you with navigating the treacherous legal waters ahead.  A lawyer familiar with DUI defense law will be able to help you fight a well-armed prosecutor, assist with your paperwork, offer you guidance, and represent you at every stage of your driver’s license hearing and DUI trial.

The Driver’s License Hearing (DHSMV)

Your driver’s license will be immediately suspended the moment you are arrested and charged with a DUI.  You have ten days from the day of your arrest to schedule a hearing with the Bureau of Administrative Reviews at the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV).  This hearing will determine whether your driving privileges will be reinstated or remain suspended.  If the DHSMV representative presiding over the hearing on a first-time DUI rules against you, your driver’s license will be suspended for six months.  If the DHSMV representative rules in your favor, your driving privileges will be reinstated.  Should this be your second (or more) DHSMV hearing, they will suspend your license for a period of one year or longer.

DUI Court Proceedings & Trial

In addition to the DHSMV hearing, you will also have to appear in criminal court for your misdemeanor DUI charges.  Should you elect a jury trial, this trial will determine if you are innocent or guilty of committing the DUI offense.  If you are found guilty, the judge will impose a sentence, which could include jail time, monetary fines, probation, community service, rehabilitation, drug and alcohol workshops, and driver’s license revocation or suspension.  If the jury rules in your favor, all DUI charges will be dropped.

Breathalyzer & Intoxilyzer Machines

Many individuals charged with a DUI offense are given blood, urine, or breathalyzer tests.  Mr. Roden has extensively studied the accuracy of breathalyzer machines, specifically intoxilyzer machines.  He is aware that these machines are not 100% accurate, and has successfully challenged the validity of their results in court.  Furthermore, Mr. Roden is familiar with the physiological sciences regarding blood and urine tests, and has successfully challenged the results from those tests as well.  In addition, he has participated in numerous national, state, and local seminars on DUI defense tactics, and is highly educated on the most effective techniques against battling law enforcement and breathalyzer machine inaccuracies.

Contact Ft. Pierce DUI Attorney

If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important to contact an experienced Treasure and Space Coast DUI defense attorney immediately.  Attorney Jerry Roden has represented thousands of individuals charged with DUI and alcohol related offenses in Ft. Pierce and other surrounding counties.  Mr. Roden provides his clients with years of experience, tough as nails defense, multiple options, sound advice, and an unparalleled level of confidentiality.  Furthermore, Mr. Roden personally evaluates each case, and employs the latest legal strategies in an attempt to secure satisfactory results for his clients. If you or your loved one is in need of a Ft. Pierce, Treasure Coast or Space Coast DUI defense attorney, contact Jerry Roden today!  Mr. Roden also represents clients in St. Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County and Brevard County.


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