DUI Representation For People From All Walks Of Life

Over the years, we have represented all kinds of people facing DUI charges: doctors, lawyers, accountants, news reporters, nurses, students — you name it. It's a situation many do not ever intend to find themselves in. Yet, because of alcohol's impact on decision-making abilities, it happens. Come in and see us at Bodiford Law, P.A., and let's figure out what we can do to help you.

Attorney Joe Bodiford has successfully handled thousands of DUI cases, from simple DUI to DUI manslaughter cases. Based on his experience, he was asked to edit LEXIS Legal Publishing's book, Florida DUI and Traffic Manual several years ago. He understands the factors that go into a DUI investigation and knows what it takes to battle a DUI at trial. He also understands how a DUI arrest can seriously complicate your life.

The Longer You Wait, The Fewer Options You Have

If you've been arrested for DUI, it's vital that you obtain representation as soon as possible. It can be frightening to be charged with a crime, especially if you've never been involved with the law before. However, as soon as the charge is made, the clock to the "Ten-Day Rule" starts ticking. The longer you wait, the fewer options you have, so don't delay.

What is the "Ten-Day Rule"? Simply put, there are two aspects to a DUI case. The first is the court case, where your liberty is at stake (i.e., you are facing jail time). While this aspect of your case is extremely important, the ten-day rule is related to the other area, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FDHSMV) case, in which your license is at stake.

The ten-day rule goes into effect if you refused to take a breath, blood or urine test or if your test results showed a blood alcohol content level of .08 or higher. If you fail to request a hearing, your license can be suspended for at least six and up to 18 months. Don't allow the ten-day rule to jeopardize your driving privileges. The sooner you contact Bodiford Law, P.A., the sooner we can start crafting your DUI defense.

Achieving the Best Possible Outcome for Our Clients

Once your FDHSMV hearing has been scheduled, your DUI case is just beginning. Depending on the circumstances of your arrest, you are facing a variety of possible penalties. In the state of Florida, the sanctions for driving under the influence can include:

  • Jail time
  • Driver's license suspension
  • Community service
  • DUI school
  • Victim impact panel
  • Fines
  • Vehicle impound
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle

Our defense strategy often begins by addressing the reason for the stop. Many of the driving behaviors that commonly lead to a stop are not necessarily the result of intoxication. From there, Mr. Bodiford will carefully investigate the details of your case and craft an individualized defense. Our firm's philosophy is that a meticulous approach is crucial to achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

Let's Get Started On Your Defense

Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and get started on your defense. Call 850-222-4529 (for existing clients) and 850-583-7381 (for new clients) or contact us online to set up a meeting with Mr. Bodiford.