Anthony F. Anise can help you as he has successfully assisted previous clients in the Fort Lauderdale, Aventura and Miami areas. We understand this can be a difficult time for you and your family. We are here to help.
It can happen to anyone. You may have gone out and enjoyed a few drinks with a group of friends at a bar or restaurant. But it does not take much alcohol to fail a field sobriety test. My name is Anthony F. Anise and I am a Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney. Just one drunk driving arrest can bring severe consequences. It can not only ruin your reputation, it can also result in the loss of your license, job and even land a person behind bars.
From a legal perspective, DUI cases can be complicated and very technical. Contrary to popular belief, a person does not need a certain blood/alcohol level to be charged with a DUI. It can even happen to a person that has an alcohol level of 0.08 or if the person is intoxicated to the point that their normal facilities are impaired. Breathalyzers, field exercises and police assessment on the scene are not always reliable indicators either.
Even a first time DUI charge can bring severe consequences. For example, a basic DUI can result in 6 months in jail. An enhanced DUI can bring jail time up to 9 months. DUI’s involving damaged property are punishable up to a year. If you are found guilty of manslaughter or bodily harm, you could be facing years in prison. Even after the sentence is over, it remains on your permanent record.
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When it comes to DUI, many drivers do not properly understand their rights. It can often turn a bad situation into worse. Every case is different, and we treat each one with its unique qualities in mind. Any detail can make all the difference. There can be factors of the police stop, the field testing, the questioning, arrest procedure, or chemical testing that could end up being more to your benefit than to the prosecution’s.
Many For example, did you know it is not even necessary to be driving a vehicle to be arrested for driving under the influence? The requirement is to be in "actual physical control" of a vehicle while impaired by controlled substances. Someone found sleeping in a parked car in the driver’s seat while holding the car keys could conceivably be arrested for DUI, even if the person in question had not driven the vehicle a single inch.
As your DUI defense lawyer, I am committed to fighting for the rights of each client and to always look out for their best interests. From the time a client enters our office for an initial consultation and all the way through trial, my legal team I will always be in their corner. We are not afraid of going the extra mile and thinking outside of the box.
Just remember – it is the prosecution’s job to prove your guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The evidence has to weigh heavily in their favor. It often takes only one piece of mismatched testimony or one miscalculated finding for the whole case to fall apart. It also takes a skilled legal eye to find those points that will shatter a DUI case against you. We will examine every aspect of your case efficiently and methodically, looking for every single tool we can use to beat your charge.
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Far too many law abiding citizens are arrested each day in Fort Lauderdale. Many end up behind bars because they either do not understand their rights or lack proper legal representation. As a Fort Lauderdale criminal defense attorney, I always place the needs of the client first. Whether it is your first encounter with the law or not, we will make sure you are treated with the fairness you deserve. Call us today if you need criminal defense attorney in Aventura, Ft. Lauderdale, or anywhere in the Dade-Broward County area.
To schedule your free consultation, call the Law Offices of Anthony F. Anise P.L.L.C. at (954) 715-6001 today.
The holidays have arrived in Fort Lauderdale. That means more people will be on the roadways visiting family, friends and hitting the shopping malls. But the holidays are also the busiest party season of the year. Whether it is a company Christmas party or a gathering of friends, more people will be consuming alcohol. Many will make the poor choice of getting in their cars and driving while intoxicated. Police are cracking down on drunk drivers. During this time of the year, there is a good chance you may encounter a DUI checkpoint. Fort Lauderdale has no shortage of bars and clubs. A DUI arrest can bring severe consequences. It can result in the suspension of your license to even result in jail time. If you encounter a DUI checkpoint, knowing your rights can go a long way to reducing or even get charges dropped.
We all make mistakes. But some can cost us our future. Among the most serious is getting arrested for a drug crime. Fort Lauderdale cops are getting more aggressive when it comes to the war on drugs. Each day, countless people are arrested for drug-related crimes. Some are among the most violent criminals walking the streets. However, many others are naive kids who are caught in the wrong place at the wrong time or even completely innocent.