Gainesville DUI Lawyers Whittel & Melton :: Driver Arrested for DUI after Allegedly Smashing into Semi

A 41-year-old Alachua, Florida resident was arrested Jan. 26 for DUI after she allegedly rammed into the back of a semi-trailer and had a blood-alcohol level three times the legal limit.

No one was apparently injured.

The woman allegedly provided two samples of a breath test that registered .262 and .264. Florida law presumes anyone with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher to be intoxicated.

The woman was booked into the Alachua County jail.

If you have been charged with a DUI in Alachua County or throughout the state of Florida, there are a few things you should know. Many times prosecutors for the State will approach you at your first court appearance and push you towards giving up your rights to a Florida DUI Attorney. This is often done so that they can resolve their cases faster. In the end, prosecutors may be able to persuade people to sign their rights away and accept a plea deal for their DUI case. However, it is important to be aware that you have the right to review police reports, videos or photographs, breath or blood test results, DHSMV records and other documents pertaining to your DUI. There is absolutely nothing wrong with requesting to view them.

The Florida DUI Lawyers at Whittel & Melton firmly believe that those who are facing criminal DUI charges deserve to know the evidence stacked against them. Those accused of a Florida DUI have the right to know whether or not deputies acted inappropriately or violated any laws or rights. If your rights were violated, this could be grounds for a dismissal of any charges before your case makes it to trial. However, without a Florida DUI Attorney you may never know if your case can be won. For these reasons, it is best to consult with the Florida DUI Lawyers at Whittel & Melton immediately following your arrest.


If you have been charged with a DUI in Alachua County or throughout the state of Florida, contact the Florida DUI Defense Attorneys at Whittel & Melton online or call our Gainesville office at 352-726-0078 or dial us statewide and toll-free at 1-866-608-5LAW (5529).

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