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Ryan was driving on South Florida Hwy when he was pulled over by an FLPD officer for exceeding the speed limit. But rather than simply being issued a traffic citation, Ryan found himself ending his night with a DUI charge. Luckily for Ryan, the DUI Defense Attorneys at the Rossen Law Firm were able to get his charges dropped.
Ryan, who already had to worry about the fees, potential license points, and increased insurance rates from his speeding ticket, could not afford the much harsher penalties of a DUI conviction as an immigrant to the country. Unlike a regular run-of-the-mill traffic violation citation, a first-time DUI offense in the state of Florida could mean a fine as high as $1,000, up to six months in jail, and 50 hours of community service.
After enjoying a night out with a friend, Ryan took to the road to finally bring his day to an end. But while on his way to drop his friend home, Ryan was pulled over by Officer Fithian of the FLPD DUI Task Force for exceeding the speed limit.
Soon after being asked for his license and registration, Ryan was ordered out of his vehicle and instructed to perform a variety of Field Sobriety Exercises. Confident that he was not drunk, and therefore had nothing to fear, Ryan readily submitted to the tasks. Yet, just a few hours later, Ryan found himself being transported to a BSO jail on a DUI charge.
Once the Rossen Law Firm got on the case, the strategy for fighting Ryan’s charge focused on a variety of faults committed by Officer Fithian throughout the entirety of his interactions with Ryan. At no point was Ryan read his Miranda rights, nor informed that the Field Sobriety Exercises were voluntary. Officer Fithian also initiated his DUI investigation without having the necessary probable cause that a crime occurred, and instead acted on mere suspicion. These factors combined convinced State Attorney’s that a reduction in charge was in order.
Rossen Law Firm’s legal team understands what’s at stake when you’re charged with a crime in South Florida. We’re committed to defending you and protecting your rights. Our legal team is ready to create a customized strategy for your case to fight for the best possible outcome. We handle Criminal, DUI, Federal, Domestic Violence, Marchman Act & Baker Act cases, and more.
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