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West Palm Beach DUI Lawyer

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Many substances - both legal and illegal - can impair your ability to operate a vehicle safely. Driving while under the influence of alcohol, recreational drugs, and even some prescription and over-the-counter medications could result in a DUI or "driving under the influence" arrest, and possible conviction. Under Florida law, a driver who is of legal drinking age and has a Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) test result of .08 or higher faces DUI charges. Law enforcement officials in Florida take a no-tolerance stand against drunk driving. If alcohol is detected on your breath when you are pulled over, you likely will be arrested. If this occurs, you need a West Palm Beach DUI attorney from Perlet, Shiner, McKamey, Melchiorre & Walsh, P.A. by your side to help you achieve the best possible outcome.

If a driver refuses the breath test, the state can still prosecute the person based on the theory that he or she was driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs to the extent that normal faculties were impaired. Under either theory of prosecution, the state must prove each element of DUI beyond reasonable doubt - the highest burden of proof in our judicial system. While most criminal acts require conscious intent to break the law, the crime of DUI is more of a strict liability offense in that no intent on the part of the driver is required in order to be arrested.

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