Why do you need a DUI lawyer?
The need for a DUI lawyer is very specific to the one area of DUI Law. When you’re dealing with the DUI case, you’re going to deal with two separate court systems. You’re going to deal with the criminal court system which is in the county in which you are arrested.
But you’re also going to have to deal with the Department of Highways Safety and Motor Vehicles. That is a very detailed area of the law. When you’re looking for a DUI lawyer, you want to make sure to find someone that has a lot of experience defending specifically DUI’s because it is a very unusual area of criminal defense law.
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Is DUI Law specific to each state or each county?
The DUI laws at Florida are a state-statute. It is 316.193 of the Florida Statute. That Statute controls DUI laws in all counties in Florida.
So whether you’re in Miami or you’re in Pensacola, the same statute would apply. And it’s basically broken down into two separate types of criminal offense DUIs. You have a misdemeanor DUI which is handled in the county court of county in which you are arrested. And there’s also Circuit Court which would handle all felony DUIs.