What is DUI?

Today’s post will be short but helpful.

DUI is a shorthand acronym for Driving Under the Influence. In order to be convicted of DUI the State must that a person drove or was in actual physical control of a vehicle and was under the influence of alcohol or chemical substance to the extent their normal faculties were impaired or they blew a .08 or more.

Anyone who blows a .08 or more is presumed to be under the influence of alcohol. Just because you are presumed to be under the influence of alcohol does not necessarily mean a jury will find you guilty.

The government would still have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you were driving under the influence of alcohol or chemical substance to the extent your normal faculties were impaired.

We’ve often found that police officer’s often make critical mistakes in investigating DUIs in Broward County that result in dismissal or a not guilty verdict at trial.

If you or a loved one is charged with a DUI in Broward County – call us at 954-998-4567 or email houson@housonlafrance.com.

Houson R. Lafrance

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