Law enforcement officers in Florida recently arrested a gentleman for driving under the influence of alcohol. This happened in mid-September in Port St. Lucie. They say his blood alcohol concentration was well over the legal limit, which means the consequences if he is convicted on the DUI charges filed against him could be severe.
According to reports, the 33-year-old male was seen on Port St. Lucie Boulevard. When he attempted to move to the correct lane, he hit a curb and ended up with a flat tire. Police eventually pulled him over and conducted routine field sobriety testing, also taking breath samples. They say his BAC was nearly three times the legal limit. He was promptly arrested.
What can he expect from here?
As this did happen a few weeks ago, he has likely already been to his first court hearing. The charges have already been filed and explained to him. Future court dates have likely been set as well. From here, he has the opportunity to prepare his criminal defense, which may involve fighting for a case dismissal, seeking a reduction in charges or negotiating with prosecuting attorneys toward a plea agreement.
Shouldn’t go it alone
The accused in this case shouldn’t go it alone when it comes to fighting the DUI charges filed against him. This is true for any Florida resident in this position. Why? Navigating the criminal court system can be complex and confusing. Any mistake made in the process can negatively affect the outcome of one’s case.