Criminal Defense Attorney Hollywood, FL
At The Law Offices of W.G. Koreman, our criminal defense attorneys have successfully defended hundreds of clients throughout South Florida for misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile offenses, drug crimes, fraud charges, probation violations and/or for other instances. With offices located in the Hollywood/Pembroke Pines area and Ft. Lauderdale clients are able to easily schedule an appointment. We provide an initial free consultation to help you better understand your options and situation. We understand the hardships and stress you can experience when charged with a crime. Our criminal defense lawyers help guide and protect you through this difficult time. Our attorneys will use their knowledge of Florida law to protect and defend your rights. Remember that the Law Offices of W.G. Koreman have more than 30 years of experience in Dade, Broward and West Palm Beach Counties. As an experienced local attorney, Bill Koreman is familiar with the courts, judges, and prosecutors that are likely going to be associated with your case. A criminal defense lawyer that better understands what to expect from the prosecution and judge can give you that crucial advantage. Bill Koreman’s 30 plus years of experience with South Florida criminal law provides his clients with this essential advantage and as your criminal defense attorney; he is committed to providing you with the best possible results.
DUI & DWI Laws & Enforcement
All 50 states have now set.08% blood alcohol concentration as the legal limit for driving under the influence or driving while impaired. For commercial drivers, a BAC of.04% can result in a DUI or DWI conviction nationwide. For those under 21 years old, there is a zero tolerance limit―even the smallest amount of alcohol is grounds for a DUI or DWI arrest. Should you ever find yourself faced with a DUI or DWI arrest, your first step should be to hire the services of a DUI or DWI attorney. DUI attorneys and DWI lawyers are highly trained in the DUI and DWI laws of your state, and often they can lessen your fines or penalties. Beware of offers such as a free drug and alcohol test-nothing related to DUIs is free, except for maybe time spent in prison. Being convicted of driving under the influence can also impact your life in ways you may not be aware of, including loss of employment, prevention of employment in certain jobs, higher insurance rates, serious financial setbacks, personal and family embarrassment, and having that conviction on your driving records for years―if not forever. Whether called a DUI or a DWI in your state, DMV.ORG shows you what the penalties will be for driving under the influence and how it will affect your driving privilege. We’ll also lead you to attorneys who specialize in handling DUI or DWI cases in your state, in case you are looking for legal representation.
Bellevue, Redmond, Seattle, Kirkland & King County
DUI/physical control laws in Washington are among the toughest in the nation. You need a DUI lawyer whose practice focuses on DUI defense and who is at the cutting edge of the latest challenges to DUI law, breath tests, blood tests, and evidentiary issues. Simply put, you need a dui lawyer who is board certified in DUI defense. With offices in Bellevue, Vern Smith is a DUI attorney who represents clients in Bellevue, Redmond, Seattle, Kirkland, and cities in King County, Washington. A DUI or Physical Control conviction will trigger mandatory jail time, the loss of your driver’s license, up to 5 years of probation, 3 years of high risk insurance, no driving without an Ignition Interlock Device on your car for at least one year, possible electronic home detention, and you will be barred from visiting Canada! More About Penalties. If you are stopped for a DUI immediately request an attorney. Politely decline if the police officer asks you to do any roadside tests or asks any further questions and request to speak with an attorney first. THE STOP: A police officer needs a legal basis to stop you as you drive on the roads and highways of Washington. Legal stops can range from any moving violation to something as simple as a burned out license plate light. A police officer may contact you after even a minor traffic accident of if you are parked on the side of the road under a doctrine known as the Community Caretaker Function.
Consequences of an Underage DUI
Currently, all 50 states, including the District of Columbia, have laws on the books that make it a crime for anyone to drive with a blood alcohol concentration of.08 percent. Unlike their of-age counterparts, people cited for underage DUI usually face the consequences associated with two crimes: underage drinking and DUI. Without the help of a DUI lawyer, it can be easy for these two charges, as well as other underage consumption of alcohol charges to pile up, particularly if bodily harm or property damage is involved. 28 percent of 15- to 20-year-old drivers who died in car accidents had been drinking. Underage DUI seems to be a bigger problem for the males in that age category, as 24 percent of young male drivers involved in fatal accidents had been under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. 12 percent of young female drivers were involved in fatal crashes while drunk. 74 percent of the young drivers who were involved in fatal accidents were unrestrained at the point of impact. 41 percent of students have consumed more than a few sips of alcohol by the 8th grade. 75 percent of seniors admit to consuming more than a few sips of alcohol by the time they graduated high school. 28.2 percent of people between the ages of 15- and 20-years-old have reported drinking alcohol in the last month. 18.8 percent reported binge drinking 6 percent reported being heavy drinkers.