Driving under the influence (DUI), also referred to as driving while intoxicated (DWI), is a serious charge with potentially life-changing penalties. Even if this is your first offense, a conviction for drunk driving could lead to:
These penalties are only the start, and they only apply to first offenders with a blood alcohol level above .08 but less than .15. A blood alcohol level above .15 will lead to dramatically increased penalties. Repeat offenders also find that penalties become much more severe.
My name is Joel L. Gross. I am a Clermont DUI defense lawyer with extensive experience defending people accused of this and other criminal charges in central Florida. My goal is to help you fight the DUI charge so you can move forward with your life.
Many people accused of DUI simply give up. They plead guilty and accept their fate because they believe that the evidence against them is too strong and there is no way to fight it. That is not the case. An experienced attorney knows that there are often flaws in the case. I will review the details to see if there are any weaknesses such as improperly executed field sobriety tests or an improperly administered breath test.
I will create a DUI defense strategy designed to minimize the consequences you will face. I will work hard to reduce the amount of time your driver's license is suspended, and to lower fines and prevent you from spending any time in jail.
To schedule a free consultation at my Clermont law office, call 352-536-6288 or send an email. Evening and weekend appointments are offered for those who cannot meet during business hours. Spanish-speaking service is available.