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DUI Defense in Miami, Broward and Hialeah


What is a DUI?

According to the Florida Statutes Section 316.193 a person is guilty of the offense of driving under the influence if the person is driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle within this state and (a) is under the influence of alcoholic beverages, any chemical substance set forth in s. 877.111, or any substance controlled under chapter 893, when affected to the extent that the person’s normal faculties are impaired; (b) The person has a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood; or the person has a breath-alcohol level of 0.08 or more grams of alcohol per 210 liters of breath.


For a first time DUI offender, the minimum penalties include a conviction, a $500 fine, a 6 month suspension of one’s driver’s license, and a 10 day vehicle impoundment. However a first time offender could receive a fine of $1000, 180 days in jail, and a one year driver’s license suspension. The penalties become enhanced based upon prior DUIs, and can include up to 5 years in Florida State Prison, as well as a permanent driver’s license suspension.

Defenses to DUI

Miami DUI Attorney Adam K. Goodman has defended countless DUI cases, and one potential defense is to challenge the stop of the vehicle. Law enforcement must have a reason for pulling you over in the first place. Challenging their reasoning for stopping you successfully can null anything that occurred after the stop

One of the strongest defenses is attacking the practices and procedures a police officer used while conducting the field sobriety exercises. Challenging the breathalyzer test, and the specific guidelines a police must follow is also important as police officers sometimes skip required steps when obtaining a breath sample.

Contact a DUI Defense Attorney Today

If you have been charged with a DUI in Florida, it is important to seek a Miami DUI Criminal Defense Attorney immediately. Contact Miami Criminal Defense Attorney Adam K. Goodman to learn about your options during a free consultation. As a Hialeah Criminal Defense Attorney, Adam K. Goodman will aggressively fight for you and defend your constitutional rights. Adam K. Goodman maintains the ideal that relationships matter, which has earned him respect amongst prosecutors and judiciary. This leads to results for you, the client.  

As a former Miami prosecutor and Chief of Litigation, Adam K. Goodman has the experience and knowledge to defend your case. Contact The Law Office of Adam K. Goodman at (305) 482-3265 or (954) 695-5126 today for all of your Broward County, Palm Beach, Monroe, or Miami Criminal Defense needs.