Yes, it is very possible to get a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) charge in Okaloosa or Walton County either reduced to reckless driving or perhaps careless driving. With an experienced and capable attorney, it happens more often than more people think.
To be quite honest, getting the DUI case dismissed completely is more difficult and it normally requires at least some level of evidence suppression or aggressively pushing the case all the way up to the day of trial without any negotiation towards case resolution. Both strategies can work, but it may depend on the specific facts of your case, as well as your individual tolerance for risk.
Most clients come into my office with the hope that they can somehow avoid a DUI conviction, with the mindset that any reduced charge would be a “win.” I tell everyone that I meet with that my focus, my fight – will always be on getting the best possible result for your DUI case and we can be as aggressive as we need to be to accomplish that goal.
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It all starts with finding the best DUI attorney to suit the needs of your situation, your case.
Does that mean you should hire me, Shawn Lupella? Hopefully without sounding too arrogant, I can tell you that I have had a lot of success in DUI cases over the years and consider myself one of the best DUI Defense Attorneys in the area. But at the same time I am extremely modest. DUI defense isn’t something overly technical, scientific, or even magical.
It simply requires a knowledge base, sound motion practice, and excellent case strategy. Now I do have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, and it has proven useful from time to time, being able to understand chemical, physical, and biological interactions and that can play a big role in a DUI case.
But the point I am making here is that it is better to get a good criminal defense lawyer with litigation and trial skills than purely a misdemeanor DUI or DMV specialist.
In the end, it all depends on your level of comfort with that attorney. I am a little different than most DUI lawyers in that I will be extremely honest with my clients as to what kind of case they have and what their prospects are for a favorable result.
With nearly a thousand DUI cases under my belt in Fort Walton Beach, Destin and elsewhere in Okaloosa County and Walton County, I have just about seen it all and I can spot potential issues immediately. I will tell you if you have a case that could be won and if so, I will also tell you how I would go about winning it, and how my strategy could play out to your benefit.
Give me a call at (850) 362-6655 to discuss your situation. The call is free.