The routine of strict Broward County DUI enforcement will be in full swing this Labor Day weekend in Fort Lauderdale, Plantation, Hollywood, and Wilton Manors. All Broward County Law Enforcement agencies will be conducting a crackdown on Driving Under the Influence including the Florida Highway Patrol. Officials in Miami Dade are planning similar “DUI saturation” stops in and around Miami Dade and North Miami Beach.
The South Florida DUI arrest crackdown is a direct result of the national “Over the Limit, Under Arrest” campaign promoting strict enforcement of DUI laws in Florida and throughout the nation.
In order to be found guilty of driving under the influence the State of Florida must prove that an individual was driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or a chemical substance to the point where the individual’s normal faculties are impaired. In other words, in order to be found guilty of DUI, the State of Florida must prove that an individual’s normal faculties are impaired. Normal faculties are often referred to as an individual’s ability to hear, see, walk, talk, respond to emergencies, ect.
The State of Florida will have to use evidence in order to meet this burden. This evidence can include officer testimony, breath test results (or a lack thereof), video, pictures, and oftentimes statement made by the accused.
The evidence that the State of Florida will intend to use at trial in order to prove ones guilt of DUI in Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Dade, or Miami DUI cases may be inadmissible for many reasons. It is the job of a criminal attorney such as those at the Ansara Law Firm to find various avenues to suppress evidence from your DUI case.
If you have been arrested for a DUI crime in Dade, Broward, or Palm Beach County and would like to speak with an experienced DUI crimes attorney please call (954) 761-4011. Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Richard Ansara practices in many areas of criminal defense and invites you to call if you have any questions. Arrested? Need a Lawyer? Call (954) 761-4011.