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Strategic Representation for Those Charged with DUI
Trial-Tested Fort Lauderdale Criminal Defense Attorney Provides a Sophisticated DUI Defense
When you have been arrested for DUI, you become immediately aware that this type of arrest is in the total discretion of a police officer. If the police officer “thinks” you are driving and impaired, then the officer will most likely arrest you. This extremely subjective opinion by the officer is what makes DUI arrests so frustrating. Officers administer “roadside sobriety tests” that many times can not be performed by a completely sober person inside in a room, never mind on the side of a roadway.
When officers make these subjective determinations, an experienced Trial Attorney who specializes in DUIs will know how to find the mistakes, errors and outright exaggerations that this type of criminal charge is prone to. Kenneth Padowitz tried 28 DUI trials as a Certified legal Intern before he even graduated Law School! – more trials then many lawyers have done in their entire careers practicing law.
As a County Court Supervisor in the Broward State Attorney’s Office, he taught and supervised other lawyers on how to try DUI cases in court. A Criminal Trial Lawyer for 28 years, Kenneth Padowitz has tried over 300 jury trials, many of which were DUI cases. He has tried over 10 DUI manslaughter trials and has lectured on the law hundreds of times. He was a Faculty Instructor for the FPAA and taught the Miami DUI seminar for 10 years, teaching hundreds of new prosecutors how to win DUI cases. Kenneth Padowitz is recognized by the media for his expertise in DUI law.
Kenneth Padowitz will Always Work up the DUI Case, Specifically to Exhaust Every Possible Alternative to Trial
Trial is always the last resort. Kenneth Padowitz will always prepare and work up the case specifically to exhaust every possible alternative to trial. It is only by doing the in-court and out-of-court work from a real experienced trial lawyer, that the best alternative options to trial materialize. When a battle hardened Criminal Trial Attorney like Kenneth Padowitz comes up to the plate, there is no substitute for your case or for your life.
What is DUI?
DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is the commonly used abbreviation for the criminal act of operating a moving vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs. The term DUI encompasses a range of offenses, which vary depending on the laws in your state and county. Some people use the terms driving under the influence, driving while intoxicated, impaired driving, drunk driving, or drinking and driving. If you have been arrested for DUI, you need sophisticated, strategic and aggressive Criminal Defense Trial Lawyer from an attorney who specializes in Criminal Trials and DUIs.
DUIs are usually thought of in reference to automobiles and motorcycles, but the charge can also apply if you are operating a boat, riding a bicycle, or flying an airplane. In most states it is illegal to engage in any form of transportation while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, and/or some prescription drugs. Essentially it is illegal to operate any form of transportation after the consumption of any substance that can slow your reactions, impair your judgment, and/or cause any sort of diminished mental or physical state.
The consequences of a DUI or related charges can be severe and depend on a number of related factors. The age, BAC (blood alcohol content), criminal history, DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) record, and location of the person charged could all impact the potential criminal charges and legal ramifications of a DUI. A person’s BAC (blood alcohol content) rating may be above the legal limit in some jurisdictions, but below the legal limit in other states.
BAC (blood alcohol content) can be determined using a Breathalyzer test, urine test, or blood test. Breathalyzers rely on indirect methods of measurement of blood alcohol concentration. Some people in law enforcement may consider a high BAC measurement to be the strongest evidence for police and prosecutors. This is not always the case and many times there are reasonable doubts about their maintenance, use, and results. Breathalyzers are the most commonly used form of chemical sobriety tests, and are also possibly the most inaccurate. Any traces of gas, liquids (blood), or vomit can affect the results of the test. Field sobriety tests – such as walking in a straight line– may also be used to determine if a person is sober and able to operate their vehicle. A DUI may result in jail time, loss of license, or prison sentence, fines, higher insurance rates and may entail mandatory participation in a drug/alcohol rehabilitation program or community service.
Sentencing guidelines can be found here.
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Providing You With A Strategic Criminal Defense
Often times for a first DUI offense, you may be eligible for a diversion program. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help you determine your eligibility for a diversion program. If you need DUI help, contact our law firm and ask for Kenneth Padowitz today.
Broward Criminal Lawyer
Kenneth Padowitz aggressively defends all DUI cases for clients throughout Broward County and all of South Florida, including: Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, Parkland, Plantation, Cooper City, Hallandale Beach, Hollywood, Davie, Pembroke Pines, and Weston. His unmatched legal experience has given him a broad range of knowledge about DUI offenses and laws and makes him uniquely qualified to resolve your DUI charge . He will look at the potential mitigating factors of your case, and find the best way to proceed with your DUI charge and aggressively defend your rights. An Aggressive DUI lawyer is essential. Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Kenneth Padowitz, provides a strategic criminal defense to those facing DUI charges