Alcohol Related Offenses
West Palm Beach DUI Lawyer
DUI, Felony DUI, DUI Manslaughter, DUI with Property Damage and Under 21 Violation. DUI defense litigation is said to be some of the most complicated litigation done today. With every alcohol-related offense that this firm handles, Attorney Brian Gabriel is put into motion, investigating and preparing to defend the allegations and opinions of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Furthermore, through his years of experience, Brian Gabriel carries a vast amount of knowledge regarding the three key aspects of understanding DUI:
- Scientific principles behind measuring and testing BAC
- Instruments used to test for alcohol, including the testing of breath, urine, and blood.
- Standard methodology for testing BAC
DUI Knowledge & Years of Experience
Each alcohol-related offense presents different obstacles. Having sufficient knowledge regarding the legalities of all traffic stops is usually one of the starting points.
Furthermore, being versed in the principles of accident reconstruction are crucial. This firm has assisted thousands of clients with regard to alcohol-related offenses. The investigation starts with the reason for the traffic stop and continues with looking at all types of roadside sobriety testing, interrogation issues, video taping policies, and continues with all types of attacks on the scientific testing for the blood/breath alcohol levels.
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Florida DUI Charges
Any individual charged with a DUI offense faces mandatory punishment upon a conviction. DUI punishments in Florida include, but are not limited to:
- A term of probation
- Court costs
- DUI school and any recommended treatment
- Attendance of a Victim Impact Panel
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Community service hours
Any one of these penalties is severe enough. Brian Gabriel, through his years of experience, represents clients with any and all alcohol-related offenses, including DUI Brian Gabriel’s representation of DUI offenses generally starts with all attempts necessary to try to overturn the immediate suspension of a person’s driving privilege. During the administrative litigation that occurs at the Department of Motor Vehicles, this firm additionally investigates the underlying facts of the criminal offense.
From the investigation, this firm will determine, explain, and move forward in any appropriate pre-trial motions to suppress evidence and/or dismiss a client’s case. The area of motion practice carries with it extreme importance due to the fact that with the Trial Court agreeing with the defense’s proposition of illegally obtained evidence, the Court can issue rulings forbidding the State Attorney’s Office from being able to use such evidence.
Obviously, with the Trial Court removing enough significant pieces of evidence against a client, the State Attorney’s Office position of whether the case may be trial-worthy can significantly change. Again, each case is judged upon individual facts and circumstances; however, this firm continues to represent clients in all avenues.
Felony DUI in Florida
A person who has been charged in the past with DUI may be facing the charge of Felony DUI. The Florida Legislature has seen fit to again elevate the potential for punishment for a DUI offense due to the person’s previous driving history and/or whether or not personal injuries have occurred during an accident resulting from a DUI Brian Gabriel, in his many years of representing clients with these serious offenses, has seen fit to take a common sense approach toward the appropriate formulation and preparation for a successful defense.
Familiarity With Police Procedures & Testing
The use of innovation and skillful execution to attack any prosecution is always the best defense and assists the client in understanding that his choice for legal representation was correct. In all DUI cases, both felony and misdemeanor, this firms brings years of experience and expertise to your case in attempting to obtain the best results possible for the client.
Again, Brian Gabriel’s knowledge and familiarity with all police investigative procedures, field sobriety testing requirements and scientific testing instrumentation is crucial and even more so facing a Felony DUI
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The worst alcohol-related offense is said to be offenses where a life has been taken. With clients charged with DUI Manslaughter and/or Vehicular Homicide, this firm’s expertise and experience are always put to the test. With as many years of experience, this firm devotes itself to any and all skills necessary toward the best effective advocacy for persons accused with those most serious offenses. This field of criminal defense work is different than most all others. Therefore, the expertise, preparation, and work necessary is clearly far and above most all other offenses.
Considering the Florida Legislature has mandated significant prison time for persons convicted of these offenses as found in Florida Statute 316.193, it is up to the defense to counteract the employment by the State Attorney’s Office of the most veteran DUI investigators to gather evidence against the accused. In most all of these cases, the accused is contending against the fact that a blood sample was drawn and analyzed. The investigation into these law enforcement controlled “laboratories” must never be overlooked.
Preparation of a Proper DUI Defense Strategy
Furthermore, it is always anticipated in these types of cases that the State will employ certain experts to be able to make their presentation of evidence as persuasive as possible to a jury of their peers. The same should be anticipated by any client faced with this most severe legal challenge. This firm has the expertise and experience in the areas of accident reconstruction and laboratory science. Preparation of a proper defense strategy must always contend with all portions of law enforcement’s investigation, including:
- The client’s level of alcohol impairment
- Police observations of impairment
- Scientific evidence of blood analysis.
Motion to Suppress
Again, just as with all DUI offenses, extensive motion to suppress practice should be anticipated. This approach is extremely crucial. Short of a trial, this technique is perhaps the only way possible to attempt to achieve the desired results for the client without suffering the risks of going to trial and the associated costs of the same.
Clearly, the severity of any of these charges, along with the certainty of the multitude of different types of punishment, make proper legal representation a necessity. It is of utmost importance to find an attorney who has the sufficient degree of knowledge, expertise, and experience necessary to be able to properly defend you in these types of cases. Again, please feel free to contact this office to make an appointment so we can discuss any of these alcohol-related offenses that you may be charged with and/or any other criminal defense matters.