Defending against charges of driving under the influence (DUI) can be complex, where even your age can play a significant role. If you have been accused of DUI and are in the age group ranging from 40 to 60 years old, I can help you to understand the nature of your case. Did a police officer have probable cause to pull you over? Did an error occur in the administration of a sobriety test? As a Miami DUI attorney and former prosecutor, I can help you find the answers you need to maximize the strength of your defense.
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Driver profiling by law enforcement and the proper establishment of probable cause can both be major factors with DUI arrests for motorists between the ages of 40 and 60. Many cases begin when a driver is pulled over for an unrelated offense such as a broken tail light or expired tags. An arrest for DUI may be the result of a driver being in the wrong place at the wrong time. However, an officer must possess probable cause to pull you over. I can work with you personally and go through your case, point by point, to see if a violation of your fourth amendment rights occurred.
Another common consideration for drivers in this age group is how a conviction may affect their job. For those who drive for a living or hold certain professional licenses, a conviction can have negative repercussions at work including the loss of employment. Furthermore, individuals who hold a professional license, such as doctors, educators, and real estate agents, may be subject to additional punishments from their respective industry review boards. Even if your job duties do not include driving, you may still need to report a DUI conviction to your employer, especially in the case of a felony offense.
As with any DUI, it is critical to take action as soon as possible in order to avoid losing your driving privileges. You may have only ten days in which time to request a DMV hearing to fight a resulting license suspension. This date typically begins from the day of your arrest and failure to take action by this deadline can result in the automatic suspension of your license.
The ability to drive can be critical in supporting the livelihood of many Floridians. From the effects on professional licenses to time in prison, a conviction for DUI can have severe consequences. When it comes to protecting your future, the quality of your legal representation can make a drastic impact on your case. I possess an in-depth understanding of these cases as well as the specific impacts a DUI can have on each age group. When you need an effective, no-nonsense Miami DUI attorney, call me, Jonathan Blecher, and get the help that you deserve.
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