MIAMI, June 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- People don't realize that DUI cases (Driving Under the Influence) are actually three cases as a result of one traffic stop. And anyone accused of a DUI knows this "three for one is no bargain here!"
Typically in a DUI, there is a minimum of two tickets: One for the alleged DUI violation and one (or more) for the traffic infraction(s) that allegedly caused the stop. Plus in Florida, there is an administrative license suspension, usually by the arresting officer on behalf of the DMV, with no judge or court involved. If a person is charged with DUI in Florida, he or she only has ten (10) days to request a review of that suspension, allowing the accused, in most cases, to continue driving at least temporarily. The administrative hearing is not coordinated or affected by the case in court, which makes it virtually impossible to handle without an attorney.
That's why it's imperative to retain a lawyer as soon as possible after the initial arrest for DUI. Miami Attorney Jonathan Parker, whose practice is limited exclusively to DUI defense, is an attorney standing by to help those accused of DUI. Parker reminds people, "Don't wait until the tenth day to call. It's not about the fee; it just might be logistically impossible to file in time."
DUI is particularly scary because 'regular people' wind up behind bars with real criminals. According to Parker, "No one wakes up in the morning and says, 'I'm gonna get a DUI today.'" Other types of defendants might wake up and decide to engage in illegal activities. "People don't rob banks by mistake," Parker quips.
DUI can be so complicated that Parker does not recommend that people handle their own case. Parker's web site www.jonathanHparker.com has a "DUI Resources" Section; Parker suggests using it and its downloads only if you truly can't afford a lawyer.
Parker reminds people that the only way to avoid the possibility of a DUI is "not to get behind the wheel if you've been drinking!" He can be reached for a free no obligation consultation at www.jonathanHparker.com or toll free at 1-877-PARKER-9.
ABOUT JONATHAN H. PARKER: Jonathan H. Parker is a lawyer who exclusively represents those accused of DUI. He has been a lawyer for 25 years and has extensive varied legal experience. He is admitted to the Florida, New Jersey, and Hawaii Bars. He earned a JD from the University of Miami School of Law, and a BS in Mathematics from Tulane University.
SOURCE Jonathan H. Parker