DUI Defense

Get The Strong Representation You Need When Facing DUI Charges

Law enforcement officers and courts are under public pressure to be tough on drunk drivers. A strong interest in road safety sounds good. However, the zealous prosecution of DUI charges sometimes means that innocent people are accused of driving under the influence of alcohol without confirmed evidence.

A failed sobriety test or a refusal to submit to a sobriety test can mean you will lose your driving privileges right away. For many people, a suspended driver’s license is as bad as other anticipated penalties like fees and jail time. Without your driver’s license, you may be unable to go to work and perform the duties of your job. Your hands may be tied as you are unable to take care of your family and personal responsibilities as usual.

Timing Is Critical For Preserving Your Driving Privileges

Even if your driver’s license was seized when you were arrested for DUI, the Law Office of Scott N. Richardson, P.A., may be able to recover it for you. Let us assess your drunk driving charges and develop the most effective defense strategy. We can help you request a hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in time to make a case for allowing you to keep driving while your defense is pending. Call 561-471-9600 or complete our contact form as soon as possible.

Preventing A Criminal Record Is Even More Important

Yes, keeping your driver’s license and protecting your freedom are critical objectives. However, the greatest negative impact of a DUI conviction may be a misdemeanor or felony on your record. If you are convicted of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, your criminal record will be accessible to future employers, auto insurers and others who may do background checks on you.

It is worth all your efforts to pursue the most favorable outcome, such as:

  • Reduced charges — for example, from DUI to reckless driving or from a felony offense to a misdemeanor offense
  • Probation instead of jail time
  • Reduced fines and other DUI penalties
  • Relief from tough requirements like installation of an interlock ignition device or lengthy alcohol dependency treatment
  • Issuance of a hardship license through the end of your penalty phase
  • Dismissal of charges or acquittal at trial

Attorney Scott N. Richardson in West Palm Beach brings more than 40 years of experience to the table. He has obtained favorable results in many complex criminal matters, including very serious DUI charges. He is ready to conduct a detailed investigation of your case in search of the best defense. Depending on the facts of the case, he may show that the police had no justification for stopping you in traffic. He may prove that the Breathalyzer used to measure your blood alcohol content (BAC) had not been serviced properly and may have given unreliable data. He may persuade a prosecutor or judge to reevaluate your case in favor of a less damaging outcome.

Get Your Defense Underway

There is no time to lose after a first-time DUI arrest or allegations of a repeat offense. Learn how we can stand up for your rights and interests. Call 561-471-9600 or send an email inquiry right away.