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Pensacola Driving and Boating Under the Influence Attorney

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Criminal Defense Attorney in Pensacola, Florida

Aggressive Defense of DUI and Boating Under the Influence Charges

A conviction for DUI or boating under the influence can have substantial, long-term consequences. You may lose your driving privileges, incur substantial fines, and face jail time. A drunk driving conviction could also lead to higher insurance premiums, community service, substance abuse treatment, and probation. You want an experienced DUI lawyer to represent you, one who knows and understands the law, who will help you identify your options, and who will fight to protect your rights.

Arrested for DUI? Contact our office by e-mail or call now! Telephone: 850-542-0371 Toll Free: 800-829-6157.

Overview of the Crime of Drunk Driving

Each state has its own set of drunk driving laws, but there are certain concepts and features common to most states' drunk-driving jurisprudence. Basically, as we all know, it is illegal and a crime for a person to operate a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol and/or drugs to a degree that impairs his or her safe driving ability and judgment. Both criminal and civil penalties for drunk driving can be harsh and often include:

  • Loss or suspension of license
  • Large fines
  • Substance-abuse treatment
  • Jail or prison time
  • Community service
  • Restitution
  • Criminal record
  • Restrictive probationary license programs, including ignition interlock devices and Cinderella licenses

In addition, the social stigma and effect on your career may have lifelong negative consequences.

What We Do For You

We handle all aspects of a DUI charge, from the administrative hearing on license suspension or revocation to the criminal proceeding. We will carefully investigate the details of the traffic stop to make certain there was probable cause to pull you over. Many of our DUI clients have been stopped on Interstate 10 or Interstate 110.

We will examine the police records and question witnesses to determine whether you were properly advised of your rights before you made statements to the police. We will also review the field sobriety and blood alcohol tests to verify that they were correctly administered.

We also represent boaters who have been charged with drunk driving on many of the major waterways in the Florida Panhandle, including Pensacola Beach, Destin Beach and Fort Walton Beach.

For a free initial consultation with an aggressive Florida criminal defense lawyer, contact us by e-mail or call Telephone: 850-542-0371 Toll Free: 800-829-6157.

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Law Office of Randall J. Etheridge
3 West Garden Street
Suite 516
Pensacola, FL 32502-5641
Telephone: Telephone: 850-542-0371 | Toll Free: 800-829-6157 | Fax: 850-433-3066

Map & Directions

At the Law Office of Randall J. Etheridge, in Pensacola, I aggressively represent individuals throughout the Florida Panhandle, the Gulf Coast and the Emerald Coast, including Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Cantonment, Fort Walton, Mary Esther, Milton, Shalimar, Destin, Crestview, Defuniak Springs, Niceville and Pace; Pensacola Beach, Destin Beach, Fort Walton Beach for tourists and vacationers and Spring Breakers; and across Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County and Walton County.