Michael Raheb – DUI Lawyers in Naples, Florida
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime in Florida and any driver in Naples caught operating a motor vehicle while impaired is subject to serious consequences. Florida’s DUI laws are some of the toughest in the nation, with drivers being subjected to mandatory driver’s license suspension immediately upon arrest. For motorists over the age of 21, the minimum blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level needed for arrest is 0.08%, but for minors and commercial vehicle drivers, that limit is set much lower. Minors (drivers under the age of 21) can be charged with DUI in Naples if their BAC level is at 0.02% or above while commercial vehicle drivers may be arrested if their BAC level registers 0.04% or higher.
Even first-time DUI offenders in Naples cannot escape the penalties for a drunk driving charge, which can range from expensive fines and fees to mandatory substance abuse classes to imprisonment. And because Florida has an Implied Consent Law in place, motorists that refuse to submit to chemical testing after being suspected of DUI will have their license suspended and be issued a fine.
Evading the penalties of a drunk driving charge is not easy but with Naples DUI lawyer Michael Raheb on your side, you can rest assured the best possible outcome for your case will ensue.
A DUI conviction can lead to a lifetime of consequences for motorists in Naples. Aside from the administrative fees and charges, a DUI conviction is a criminal charge and can stay on a driver’s record for over 10 years if repeated DUI charges are incurred. Depending on the number of convictions and severity of the crime, motorists convicted of DUI in Naples may lose their jobs, have a hard time finding new employment and may even lose some of their civil rights, such as voting privileges. What’s even worse is the fact that some motorists are charged with DUI when they may not even have been guilty of the crime. There are several instances in which police officers fail to issue a breathalyzer test, use faulty devices or simply arrest drivers on suspicion of DUI alone.
If you were arrested for driving impaired in Naples, there is only a limited time to contest the charges. The sooner you take legal action to protect your rights, the better the outcome for the case may be. Michael Raheb understands that time is of the essence when fighting a DUI charge and will work quickly to file an action for a hearing on your behalf within 10 days of your arrest so your license can be reinstated. He will also thoroughly investigate your case to get the facts on what really happened and if he finds that you were unfairly charged with DUI or if your charges surpass the severity of the actual crime, rest assured Attorney Raheb will not rest until your charges are significantly reduced or cleared altogether.
Turn to Naples DUI Lawyer Michael Raheb today for assistance with the following alcohol-related charges:
- First-time DUI arrest
- Repeated DUI offenses
- Driving intoxicated with a minor in the vehicle
- Extreme DUI (Driving with a BAC level of 0.15% or higher)
- Driving with a suspended or revoked license following a DUI arrest
- DUI manslaughter or homicide
- Refusal to submit to chemical testing
- Resisting arrest
Don’t let a drunk driving charge ruin your life. Turn to Naples DUI lawyer Michael Raheb today to discuss your DUI defense strategies and protect your rights.