If you've been arrested for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, you are probably concerned about the possibility of both doing jail time and losing your driver's license. You also may not be sure what to do next. We are here to help you through this difficult situation.
A DUI (driving under the influence) is a criminal act which involves an individual operating an automobile, motorcycle, truck, or other forms of transportation while under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs, controlled substances, or any other substance which may impair your ability to safely operate a vehicle.
An individual may be arrested for a DUI offense even if they are not driving their vehicle. Simply sitting in the vehicle with the keys in the car may result in a DUI arrest. Additionally, driving under the influence charges are not relegated to just motor vehicles; as you may be arrested for a DUI while on a bicycle, moped, golf cart, or while operating any other form of transportation. While it may seem excessive, law enforcement and prosecutors tend to strictly enforce the laws regarding drinking and driving, and being under the influence of any substance which has the potential to cause property damage, injuries, or death.
We will fully examine the evidence against you to determine whether the evidence will be admissible in court. We are well versed in the legal requirements that apply to drunk driving and other DUI evidence, including the calibration of breathalyzer tests, the validity and administration of field sobriety tests, and other relevant factors.
Our primary goal is to have the DUI charges dropped, and protect your freedom. When the prosecution has no intention of dropping the DUI charges, depending upon the circumstances and evidence against you, we will seek to have the charges reduced, negotiate on your behalf for a diversion program, or seek to obtain probation instead of jail time. If your case goes to trial, we will aggressively defend your legal rights by providing the best possible defense relating to the charges against you.
A DUI conviction may result in:
Protect your legal rights and make sure your voice is heard. We are experienced and have the resources to handle all of your DUI charge and other criminal defense legal needs.
Phone: (772) 221-2100
900 East Ocean Blvd, Suite 232, Stuart, Florida 34994
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David Kaplow received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton, his Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago, and his Juris Doctor from Florida State University.
For over 20 years, David Kaplow has been practicing criminal defense law on the Treasure Coast. When he began his career as an Assistant Public Defender, David Kaplow successfully defended his clients with dedication and compassion. He was quickly promoted to handle major felony charges while serving as the head of the Misdemeanor Division in Martin County.
David Kaplow has helped thousands of clients charged with both misdemeanors and felonies. He also has extensive experience representing clients in jury trials on charges ranging from misdemeanor offenses such as DUI, domestic battery and retail theft, to more serious felonies like drug sales, aggravated battery, sexual offenses, attempted murder and murder.