Orlando Traffic Offense Lawyer
Some traffic violations, like running a stop sign, are not terribly serious, as long as drivers take care of these tickets promptly and have no tickets on their records. But other regulatory offenses, such as DUI and reckless driving, are different. These infractions often carry mandatory drivers’ license suspension even for a first offense. There are other direct and collateral consequences as well.
In these cases, you need an assertive Orlando traffic defense attorney. That’s the kind of representation you’ll find at Sercombe Law. Our forceful lawyers put the state to its proof in complex cases like DUI. Many times, there simply is not enough evidence to convict the defendant beyond a reasonable doubt. In other situations, after we expose weaknesses in the prosecutor’s case, the state is willing to dismiss or reduce charges.
Driving a Vehicle Under the Influence of Alcohol
Many people who were pulled over for driving under the influence in the 1990s did not even need a BUI lawyer. These people are often surprised at how much the laws have changed. They are also surprised at how aggressive prosecutors are. The state rarely offers any sort of pretrial diversion in these cases.
The same laws apply to both DUI and BUI (boating under the influence). It is generally illegal to operate either of these motor vehicles with a BAC above .08. Much like a sex offense case, a DUI can have severe direct and indirect consequences. Additionally, Florida also has a refusal-to-submit law. So, even if a DUI lawyer beats the intoxication charges, the defendant could still face legal trouble.
Only an experienced DUI attorney knows how to reduce or eliminate these harsh consequences. Even if you provided a chemical sample, a positive result may still be possible.
Orlando Serious Traffic Violation Attorney
A name like “traffic ticket” belies the serious nature of a number of driving-related regulatory offenses. Some of the charges we handle at Sercombe Law include:
- DWLS: Driving While License Suspended is one of the easiest cases for prosecutors to prove in court. If the driver’s name is on the suspended list and the DMV sent written notice to the driver’s address of record, the defendant is probably guilty.
- Reckless Driving: Generally, if a driver commits more than one traffic violation in a short period of time, authorities file reckless driving charges. Even a first offense with no criminal history is a misdemeanor. If reckless drivers cause car crashes, the punishments are even more severe.
- FSRA: Failure to Stop and Render Aid, or hit-and-run, is a serious traffic offense as well. Even if the driver was not at fault, FSRA charges could still hold up in court.
- Poaching: Fishing or hunting out of season often means the suspension or revocation of a hunting license. Additionally, a conviction often brands individuals for years to come.
Unlike simple traffic tickets, these convictions do not fall off a person’s record after a few years go by. They may stay on there forever.
A serious traffic ticket is a serious matter. For a free consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney in Orlando, contact Sercombe Law. Convenient payment plans are available.
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