Nobody plans to be arrested for drinking and driving, so it’s not uncommon for those charged with driving under the influence (DUI) to be confused and in need of answers as the case against them moves forward. The best way to ensure that your interests are fairly represented in court is to contact a defense attorney who specializes in DUI defenses.
At the Law Offices of Michael M. Raheb, P.A., we understand that you are going through a tough time, and we believe that one mistake does not define a person. You can count on us to show you compassion and respect while we stand up for your rights in court. We offer a free initial consultation, so you understand how we can help before investing any money. To speak with a Fort Myers DUI attorney right now, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!
Myth 1. A DUI Conviction Is No Big Dea
People often believe that DUIs are just a part of modern life and that they aren’t taken too seriously. Television shows and movies often depict DUIs in a less-than-serious light, and tabloids only report half of the story, making it appear as though celebrities aren’t seriously affected by DUI convictions. The truth is that a DUI conviction will have a serious impact on your life, and you should take your DUI charge seriously.
If convicted, you will face some combination of probation, fines, jail time and license revocation as your sentence. That doesn’t take into account the social stigma of a conviction, which can limit your career opportunities and possibly affect your membership in professional associations. The best step that you can take to ensure that your arrest has a low impact on your life is to contact an attorney as soon as possible.
Myth 2. If I Consented To A Breathalyzer Test, I Can’t Beat A DUI
Just because a breath test shows that your blood alcohol content (BAC) is over the legal limit, it does not mean that you are automatically convicted. The National Motorists Association (NMA) advises that no breathalyzer result should be viewed as definitive proof of impairment. This is because peer-reviewed studies have proven that the results of preliminary breath tests (PBTs) can vary by up to 50 percent.
Furthermore, cases can be thrown out if the officer failed to administer the test correctly by reusing PBT straws for multiple tests or otherwise tainting the results.
Myth 3. I Don’t Need An Attorney
Although courtroom drama shows make a lawyer’s job look easy, there are several reasons why lawyers are necessary in DUI cases. Not only can we provide professional guidance, but we also understand how the court system works and can give you the best chance of receiving a minimal sentence.
Michael Raheb has more than 15 years of courtroom experience. He has worked as an Assistant Public Defender and has successfully represented hundreds of defendants in the Fort Myers area. To schedule a consultation with Mr. Raheb, Call Us At 866-949-0888 Today!