Hire a DUI Lawyer from the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor if you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Sanibel or Captiva. DUI is perhaps the most common criminal charge and the one most associated with people who would ordinarily never come in contact with the criminal court system.
Popular culture often depicts the drunken driver who gets arrested for DUI as a depraved alcoholic recklessly careening through the roads and carelessly endangering a flock of school children walking across the street. In reality the people who most often get arrested for Driving Under the Influence are the doctor who takes his wife out on a Friday night and splits a bottle of wine, the college student who drinks three beers at a party and drives his girlfriend home and the mother who drinks two martinis on a Saturday night out with her friends. The Lawyers at Viacava & Cantor understand how upsetting and stressful it is to find yourself in the midst of a pending criminal charge for DUI. When you hire an attorney from Viacava & Cantor you are hiring a professional to shoulder that stress for you so you can breathe easier and with a greater sense of normalcy as you turn back to your life. If you have been arrested for Driving while Intoxicated hire a DUI Attorney from Viacava & Cantor so we can immediately begin working to defend you.
Is My DUI a Felony?
DUI does not fall into the misdemeanor or felony degree categories that most criminal charges are categorized by. As such DUI punishments exist as their own separate entity in the law and generally the severity of the potential punishment is gauged by whether this is your first, second, third, or higher than your third DUI and whether there are any additional enhancers related to the charge (i.e. whether a child was in the vehicle or whether you blew over a .15). Even if you blow .00 the officer can still arrest you by claiming that while you are clearly not under the influence of alcohol it is their belief that you are under the influence of another intoxicant (such as prescription pills or other drugs).
The Fort Myers DUI Attorneys
The Fort Myers DUI Attorneys at Viacava & Cantor have undergone training in the use of breathalyzer machines. We understand the legal arguments that can be made relative to the effectiveness of breathalyzers. We are also very familiar with the Field Sobriety Examinations that are used by the officers in their evaluation of potential intoxication and understand that Field Sobriety Evaluations are shortsighted tests that do not take into proper account many physical conditions that have nothing to do with alcohol or drug use. The lawyers at Viacava & Cantor are ready to discuss the particular facts and circumstances of your DUI and advise you as to your case. The attorneys at Viacava & Cantor will use their expertise and experience in defending DUI charges to work towards getting your charges reduced or dropped.
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The lawyers at the Fort Myers and Sarasota based Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor handle DUI cases throughout the State of Florida. The Criminal Defense Law Firm of Viacava & Cantor is located in Fort Myers and Sarasota with close and convenient access to all other areas in Southwest Florida including Fort Myers, Sarasota, Bradenton, Naples, Cape Coral, Port Charlotte, Punta Gorda, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel, Captiva and Marco Island. Call a lawyer from Viacava & Cantor at 239-672-8934 (Fort Myers) or 941-388-7810 (Sarasota) for a free consultation to discuss the specific facts of your case.