Accomplished Key West Attorney Defends Against DUI Charges
Motivated Florida lawyer represents clients accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If you’ve been charged with a DUI, you face the possibility of jail time, fines and loss or restriction of driving privileges. With these stiff penalties looming, you should not attempt to deal with the problem alone. At The Jamindar Law Firm in Key West, Florida, I have an extensive background representing defendants in DUI cases. With 11 years of experience, I’ll use my deep knowledge of the Florida legal system to represent you diligently and effectively.
Knowledgeable criminal defense attorney counsels clients on possible DUI outcomes
A DUI charge can be based on a chemical test of blood alcohol level (BAC) or on a police officer’s determination that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. A BAC of 0.08 percent or higher is a per se DUI violation. Penalties range from six months in jail and fines of $500-2,000 for a first offense to five years in prison and a fine up to $5,000 for a third offense occurring within 10 years of a prior one. All convictions also carry a license suspension of a minimum of 180 days and may require installation of an ignition interlock device on the driver’s vehicle.
Dedicated counsel educates clients on the consequences of refusing DUI tests
All drivers licensed under Florida law impliedly consent to a chemical test to detect the presence of drugs or alcohol. If you refuse the test, your license may be revoked for 12-18 months, depending on whether you’ve declined to take the test in the past. If you were arrested for a DUI and refused a sobriety test, I can help you fight these charges.
Aggressive DUI lawyer argues for alternative sentences and reduction of charges
I’m adept at seeking lenient treatment where available for individuals charged with a DUI. For example, some drivers may be eligible for a restricted license, where they’re permitted to keep driving so long as they participate in a substance abuse program. In Monroe County, Florida, the DUI diversion program is called “Back on Track" (BOT), and it allows qualifying first-time offenders to avoid a DUI conviction and have their charges reduced to reckless driving. To qualify for BOT, the driver must have had a BAC less than 0.25 percent, must not have had any minor children in the vehicle at the time of the arrest and must not have any alcohol-related driving history. If you are a first-time offender, one of my strategies may be to advocate for your admission into the BOT program in addition to analyzing your case for all possible defenses. Whether it is your first DUI offense or you have prior DUI convictions, I am here to help you get the best possible results.
Contact an experienced Monroe County DUI attorney for an initial consultation
The Jamindar Law Firm, located in Key West, serves clients charged with DUI throughout Monroe County. To schedule an initial consultation, call us at 305-204-6869 or contact us online.