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People convicted of DUI charges in Florida often assume they are out of legal options at that point. But the reality is you can - and should - appeal your DUI conviction in most cases. That's because the consequences of a DUI conviction can sometimes last years or even the rest of your life.
Florida DUI attorney Mark Sieron understands what's at stake. A former prosecutor, attorney Sieron has been defending the rights of people charged with drunk driving in Florida for more than three decades.
As the primary DUI lawyer at Aguilar & Sieron, Mark knows how to successfully appeal DUI convictions in Clay County and other jurisdictions in Northern Florida. His comprehensive approach often produces positive results since he knows exactly what to look for when appealing a DUI case. Find out how he can help you. Contact our law firm 24 hours a day.
Reasons To Appeal
There are many reasons why our law firm can appeal your DUI conviction. Some of the most common reasons include:
- A police officer arrested you without probable cause - Police officers cannot randomly stop you if they suspect you're driving drunk. Officers must have specific reasons for pulling you over. If they do not, you may be able to get your DUI charge dismissed on appeal.
- The arresting officer failed to follow Florida's DUI laws - There are numerous, strict laws in Florida regarding DUI. When officers do not follow Florida's DUI laws, many judges will dismiss the charges since you were unlawfully arrested.
- The breathalyzer test was not administered properly - Machines used to measure a person's Blood Alcohol Level (BAL) need to be used exactly right. Otherwise, they can take false readings. That's why police officers receive extensive training regarding how to operate a breathalyzer. We can carefully analyze your breathalyzer test results to determine if the officer made a mistake.
- A police officer did not read you your rights - We've all seen police in the movies and on television shows read people charged with a crime their rights. Known as a Miranda warning in reference to a 1966 U.S. Supreme Court case, if they intend to question you while you are in custody, police officers must read you this warning advising you of your rights.
- A DUI blood or urine sample was stored improperly - If law enforcement officials administer a blood or urine test to determine if your BAL is above the legal limit, those officials need to store your test sample in a secure, temperature-controlled environment. Otherwise, your urine or blood sample may not be deemed admissible in court.
These are just some of the reasons why you may be able to successfully appeal your DUI conviction. But the only way you'll know for sure is if you contact our law firm and schedule an appointment with us.
We can analyze your case and help you decide the best course of action. If we think you have a legitimate reason for appealing your case, we will tell you - and we will work with you to create a winning appeal strategy. We know what we're doing and how to get results. Find out how we can help you. Contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.