Out of State DUI in Fort Lauderdale
Proven Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorneys
If you or someone you love has been charged with a Florida DUI as a non-resident, or if you are a Florida resident who has been charged with a DUI in another state, you face increased difficulties in the legal journey ahead. Because out of state DUIs can complicate cases and cause added frustrations, in addition to the exposure to serious criminal penalties, you need to work with proven defense attorneys who know how to effectively protect your rights, freedoms, and futures in these difficult situations.
Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is a proven South Florida criminal defense law firm led by two former Florida Prosecutors. Our attorneys leverage their insight into the “other side” and their extensive defense experience to advocate on behalf of clients facing all types of DUI charges, including both misdemeanor and felony-level offenses. We also have the experience needed to represent out of state residents when they have been charged with Florida DUIs.
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Understanding Out of State DUI Cases
Being charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is a serious crime in any state. Just because you don’t live in Florida does not mean that you will face less severe penalties or be given lenience during criminal proceedings or driver’s license hearings. In fact, you face serious short- and long-term penalties that can greatly jeopardize your future.
These penalties may include:
- Large fines
- Community service
In addition, even terms of imprisonment that can increase in severity when aggravating circumstances are involved.
Whatever your charge may be, it is important to understand that having a seasoned Florida defense attorney on your side is crucial to handling a case in Broward County or any other surrounding area of South Florida. Our attorneys can discuss the nature of your case to determine available defense strategies, which may range from having charges dropped or reduced, pursuing alternative options, and transferring probation and other penalties to your home state. We also work diligently to help you avoid the burdens and costs associated with traveling to Florida for court appearances, as we can appear on your behalf and may be able to arrange a plea in absentia.
In addition to handling criminal proceedings, our attorneys also provide representation to clients charged with DUI during matters involving their driver’s license. These matters are handled separately from criminal cases, and any repercussions you receive in Florida – including suspensions or revocations – may impact you in your home state. This is why it becomes essential to get the immediate help of a lawyer, as Florida has a 10-day limit for requesting an administrative hearing following a DUI arrest before an automatic license suspension in imposed.
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Over the years, our award-winning lawyers have leveraged their insight and experience to secure positive resolutions on behalf of clients facing all types of DUI and criminal allegations. We know the local courts, Florida law, and creative strategies required in handling tough cases. Because we are private attorneys who keep our caseloads manageable, we are able to be accessible to our clients and keep them fully apprised of the progress of their cases. This is something you simply won’t find with public defenders, especially when you live in another state.
When there is a lot on the line, you need to be intent on working with attorneys who can make the difference in your case. We invite you to request a free case evaluation to speak personally with a lawyer from our firm about your rights, options, and what we can do to make the process of dealing with an out of state DUI easier for you. Contact us today for a free consultation.