Do I Need a DUI Lawyer? By Chanfrau & Chanfrau on March 17, 2023

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Facing a DUI charge can feel overwhelming, especially if you are navigating the situation on your own. While you’re after a favorable outcome for yourself, you still may be hesitant to turn to a DUI lawyer in Florida, whether that be from not wanting to pay legal fees or believing you can defend yourself without specialized outside counsel.

If you are wondering if you need a DUI lawyer, as a family-run law firm that’s been serving the Daytona Beach, FLPalm Coast, FL, and surrounding areas for over four decades, our team understands the serious consequences a DUI charge can bring and the value of having an experienced attorney in your corner.

Why Should I Hire a DUI Lawyer?

If you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, here’s what to consider when it comes to why you need a DUI lawyer:

Save Money in the Long Run

The idea of legal fees may turn you off from the idea of hiring a lawyer to help handle your DUI charge. However, an experienced DUI attorney is highly qualified to shorten your trial and minimize the time you have to spend in court. With this caliber of efficiency in mind, it pays to have a seasoned attorney by your side.

Lighten Your Sentence

From fines and court-ordered community service to probation and even imprisonment, Florida has several potential penalties for driving under the influence. An attorney that does not have an intimate understanding of the complex legalities involved or lacks the time and attention a specialized lawyer can provide you with stands a lesser chance of being able to lighten your sentence terms.

Get Your License Back Quicker

Depending on the severity of your case (as well as if you have past DUI charges against you), there’s a good chance your driver’s license will be revoked for a period of time. Fortunately, a DUI lawyer may be able to help regain your driving privileges sooner than later as your court case moves forward.

DUI Arrests and Florida’s 10-Day Rule: What You Should Know

When it comes to Florida law surrounding DUIs and your ability to legally operate a motor vehicle, time truly is of the essence; if you have been arrested for driving under the influence, you only have 10 days from the day of your arrest to save your driver’s license. It’s crucial you retain our services immediately following your arrest so that matters related to maintaining your license are handled quickly by our skilled team of lawyers.

Arrested for a DUI? Contact Chanfrau & Chanfrau

At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, we work diligently to protect what’s important to our clients and rely on our decades of legal experience to help individuals just like you. We have what it takes to build a defense that gets you the most favorable outcome for DUIs involving cars, motorcycles, trucks, and even boats. For more information about why you should hire a DUI lawyer if you’ve been charged with driving under the influence, get in touch with our Daytona law firm today. Contact us online or call (386) 258-7313.

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Chanfrau & Chanfrau has been serving Floridians in Daytona Beach and the surrounding areas since 1976. With three attorneys and two locations, we have the resources to help you after an accident or injury. We are proud of our many achievements, including inclusion in:

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For more information about our legal services, contact our firm online or call (386) 258-7313 today.

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