According to the state website FloridaDMV.org, Miami-Dade County had 2,274 DUI convictions in 2011, which makes Miami-Dade the leader in the tri-county South Florida area for DUI convictions. This should come as no surprise; after all, Miami law enforcement agencies have publicly embraced a crackdown on impaired drivers through stepped-up patrols, increased vigilance during high-risk times such as weekend nights and holidays, and by setting up more frequent sobriety checkpoints around town.
Are you one of the thousands of people who have been arrested for DUI in Miami this year? If so, you’re probably scared, overwhelmed, and experiencing a whole roller coaster of emotions. However, you do not have time to waste feeling sorry for yourself. You need to pull it together, start thinking rationally, and be prudent about your next move—which should be immediately retaining the legal services of an experienced and knowledgeable DUI attorney in Miami.
At the South Florida law firm of Galanter law, Yale Galanter and his trusted associates are well-versed in Florida’s complex DUI laws and local court proceedings. With nearly 30 years experience and a proven track record of success for DUI clients, you can rest assured that we have the specialized knowledge and skill-set necessary to give you the best shot at a favorable outcome for your DUI case.
One of the Biggest Mistakes
You may be tempted to represent yourself in your DUI case, especially if you are concerned about the cost of hiring a DUI lawyer. While you always have the option to represent yourself, I strongly urge against this as it invariably proves to be a mistake. And not just a little mistake—we’re talking about a mistake that can negatively affect the rest of your life. In Florida, a DUI conviction carries serious, life-altering penalties including a criminal conviction that will stay on your record for 75 years, potential jail time, large fines, driver’s license revocation, mandatory DUI school, increased insurance rates, stigmatization in your community, and the potential loss of your job and future employment prospects. If you’re still not convinced that you need to hire a DUI attorney, consider this point: even attorneys charged with DUI will typically hire a DUI attorney to represent them in court. Now if that doesn’t convince you that you’re better off hiring a DUI attorney, I don’t know what will!
What We Can Do to Help
An effective and experienced Miami DUI lawyer such as the ones at Galanter Law will dramatically increase your chances of having your DUI charges reduced and penalties minimized or, in the best case scenario, having your charges dismissed altogether. As such, the cost of paying for good legal counsel will be covered by the money and inconvenience you can ultimately be spared by receiving a favorable outcome for your DUI case.
The Miami DUI attorneys at Galanter Law are the type of aggressive advocates that you’ll want by your side to spearhead your DUI defense at every stage of your DUI prosecution. If you’ve been arrested for a DUI in Miami or anywhere in South Florida, contact us immediately—we’re here to help.
“Florida DUI | Drunk Driving.” Florida DMV | Department of Motor Vehicles Guide. N.p., n.d. Web. 2 Jun. 2013. <http://www.dmvflorida.org/florida-dui.shtml>.