Defending Those Accused of Drunk Driving Since 1996
Welcome to Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney
Either you or someone you love has been arrested for DUI or you wouldn't be on this website. Being arrested for DUI is a serious matter and can have far-reaching consequences to your finances, your freedom and your future. I am Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney Lloyd H. Golburgh and I have been defending people charged with all kinds of DUIs since 1996. In the past 21 years, I have seen people face unfair consequences and penalties disproportionate to their actions and worse, people who are completely innocent and being criminally charged anyway. Regardless of your situation, you can trust in the experience of my firm. I am passionate about justice and will go to great lengths to ensure that my clients are protected.
10 Day Rule
It is very important that you are aware that you have only ten days from the date of your DUI arrest to drive legally using your DUI ticket in place of your driver's license. You must schedule a DMV hearing if you want to be able to continue to drive on the 11th day with a business-purpose license. If you have no prior DUI arrests, you can waive your right to contest the suspension imposed on the night of your arrest and obtain a hardship permit right away. I will help you make this most important decision.
How Can My FT. Lauderdale DUILaw Firm Help You?
Over the years, the penalties for drunk driving have been steadily increasing. This is because intense lobbying by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has caused the Florida Legislature to pass laws with very heavy penalties for those convicted of DUI. The State Attorney's Office in your county will use all of its resources to obtain conviction against you no matter who you are or what your situation may be. For this reason, it is imperative that you obtain qualified legal representation to fight for you. You deserve to be treated as innocent until proven guilty. At my Ft. Lauderdale DUI firm, this is exactly how you'll be treated.
My firm can help you with the following areas of drunk driving-related matters:
I will also assist with your DHSMV hearing. This is your opportunity to contest the suspension of your driver's license imposed by the DMV at the moment you were accused of blowing over legal limit or refusing to take the breath test. I am committed to using my skill as a DUI lawyer to protect your interests and obtain the best possible result for you.
Consequences of a Drunk Driving Conviction in Fort Lauderdale
I believe it to be important that you have a seasoned Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer on your side. A conviction will result in what's called “mandatory adjudication,” which means a permanent criminal record. A conviction will also bring court costs, fines, community service, vehicle immobilization, ignition interlock device, DUI school, the loss of driving privileges and even jail time.
At my law firm, I know what you are going through now and will continue to go through during this difficult process. I know how to defend against a Florida DUI charge, whether it is a first offense with no property damage and no personal injury or whether it be a second, third or subsequent offense with property damage, personal injury or even death. Regardless of the circumstances, I can help.
First-offense DUI convictions can bring the following penalties:
- Permanent criminal record
- Up to a year of reporting probation
- At least six months of driver's license suspension
- 12-hour DUI school and recommended follow-up alcohol treatment or counseling
- At least 50 hours of community service
- At least 10-day vehicle immobilization or impoundment
- Hundreds of dollars in court costs and fines
- Possible ignition interlock device
- Up to 6 months of possible jail time
- Increased insurance costs or loss of coverage altogether
Your case could greatly benefit from the experience and knowledge of seasoned DUI attorney. You don't have to face the harsh punishments and social stigma of having a DUI charge on your record. Even if you have no prior criminal record, you could still spend time in jail. Do not assume that because you have never been arrested or charged with a crime, you will receive leniency or a lighter sentence.