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Being arrested for a DUI can be a very stressful experience, and you will face immediate consequences. The officer who arrested you will typically seize your driver's license. You will only have 10 days to apply for a formal review hearing with the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) so that you can challenge the automatic suspension of your driving privileges.
Why Choose Our Daytona Beach DUI Attorneys?
If you refused to provide a breath, blood or urine test, your license will be suspended for 12 months. A Daytona Beach DUI attorney should be retained immediately upon being arrested for a DUI.
It is important to understand that the DHSMV can take away your right to drive even if the charges against you for a DUI are dismissed or reduced in criminal court. Filing for a hearing with DHSMV can prevent this from occurring if you request the hearing within 10 days of your arrest. Chose our highly experienced team to represent you.
- Over 40 years of combined experience
- Former prosecutor launching your aggressive defense
- Trial-tested representation and compassionate counsel
- Voted winner of 2015 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award
Driver's License Suspension – Daytona Beach, Deland & West Volusia
Besides having your driver's license suspended if you are convicted of a DUI, your insurance company will more than likely increase your rates and possibly cancel your policy at the end of its term. You will need insurance to be able to lift the suspension on your license. Our state's DUI penalties are harsh. Depending on the amount of alcohol found to be in your system, you could face large fines, community service, your vehicle could be impounded, and you may have to serve time in jail.
For all of these reasons, we strongly urge you to act quickly in fighting for your defense. At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have seen cases where breath test machines were faulty or the tests were not administered correctly. Traffic stops may have been conducted unlawfully and field sobriety tests incorrectly executed. We review every criminal defense case thoroughly and form tough defense strategies throughout the DUI process with the goal of having the charges against you reduced or dismissed.
Contact a Daytona Beach DUI lawyer to fight your DUI and protect your license!
Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
How Are Child Support and Alimony Calculated in Florida?If you are going through a divorce, you may be concerned about how much child support or alimony you can receive or will be expected to pay. Alimony is ordered to ensure that both spouses have an equal opportunity of maintaining the same standard of living they enjoyed during the marriage. The higher-earning spouse makes payments to the lower-earning spouse. The amount of the payment is determined based on one party’s need and the other party’s ability to pay. This involves the consideration of a variety of factors, including the length of the marriage, each party’s contribution to the marriage, and the ability of the unemployed spouse to obtain work. Child support, on the other hand, is determined based on Florida’s statutory guidelines. To calculate a child support payment, the court considers the total income of both parties, minus any deductions. The child support order is ultimately determined by what amount is needed to cover the child’s basic living expenses, including food, shelter, childcare, education, and healthcare.
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
Gets the Best Results
“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience