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What Happens After You Are Arrested for DUI in Miami

Being pulled over under suspicion of DUI can be an unnerving experience, transforming an ordinary day into one filled with anxiety and uncertainty. Knowing what to expect and how to act can significantly influence the outcome of such an ordeal. It’s crucial to stay calm, cooperate with basic requests, and remember your rights, including the right to legal representation.

Upon suspicion of DUI, a police officer might ask you to undergo a field sobriety test or to breathe into a portable breathalyzer. In Florida, while you have the right to refuse these tests, such refusal can lead to immediate license suspension due to the state’s implied consent law. If the officer believes there’s probable cause, you’ll be arrested and taken to a police station for further testing, which could include more sophisticated breath, blood, or urine tests to determine your blood alcohol content (BAC).

After processing, you might be held in custody for a minimum of 8 hours—a cooling-off period mandated by Florida law. However, release could be sooner if you sober up, show no signs of impairment, or your BAC drops below 0.05%.

The aftermath of a DUI arrest can be daunting. The charges you face, the potential for license suspension, and the prospect of fines or jail time are not only overwhelming but can have long-term impacts on your life. That’s why securing experienced legal representation swiftly is paramount.

At the Law Office of Albert Quirantes, Esq., we understand the complexities of DUI cases in Miami. From the moment of your arrest, our team works tirelessly to navigate the legal system on your behalf. We scrutinize every aspect of your case, from the legality of the traffic stop to the accuracy of the BAC testing methods and the handling of your arrest.

Our approach is thorough and strategic, aimed at ensuring your rights were respected throughout the process and seeking to minimize the potential consequences of the arrest. Whether it’s challenging the evidence, negotiating with prosecutors, or fighting for your case in court, our goal is to secure the best possible outcome for you.

If you or a loved one has been arrested for DUI, time is of the essence. Contact Albert Quirantes Esq. Criminal DUI & Ticket Lawyers at (305) 644-1800 immediately. With our seasoned legal team on your side, you’re not just getting a defense attorney; you’re gaining an advocate dedicated to protecting your rights and your future.


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