Central Florida Law Firm Discusses DUI Charges in Orlando During the Holidays

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The Umansky Law Firm, a criminal defense law firm, talks about what both residents and tourists should be aware of in regards to Driving Under the Influence charges this holiday season.

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If you are pulled over after drinking anything, even very little, you will be scrutinized very harshly.

While the holidays will hopefully bring most people good tidings, law enforcement will be out in full force monitoring all of the events the season brings. For some people in the Central Florida area, the holidays might bring more stress and strife if they come into contact with law enforcement.

According to a recent poll from TripAdvisor, Orlando is the second most popular destination in the United States during the holidays. That means there will be plenty of drivers on the road that aren’t familiar with the highway system, local speed limits, and driving habits of the residents. Coupled with drunk driving, this can spell holiday disaster for some families.

The Umansky Law Firm, a prominent criminal defense law firm in central Florida, has represented thousands of individuals for Driving under the Influence cases. Many of these individuals are from central Florida, but there are cases of these individuals coming from other states – sometimes, even other countries.

William Umansky, founder of the Umansky Law Firm, has personally represented people for DUI’s for over 20 years. He and the lawyers of his firm have been proactive with DUI education in the community and continually seek education on Florida’s statutes and legislation regarding DUI.

In regards to DUI during the holidays, Mr. Umansky said “as you travel to and from the holiday celebrations, make sure you are cognizant of the increased police presence on the roadways. The holiday season is one of the busiest for automobile travel as people travel to and from engagements with their friends and family. During the holidays law enforcement is increased in order to effectively and efficiently regulate the traffic laws of the state. The police will be tasked with making sure that the holiday travel is safe for both visitors and citizens of Central Florida. They will be looking for people committing moving violations such as speeding and running red lights, as well as, looking for those people who are not wearing seat belts, etc. And, while it is the holiday season, don’t expect the police to be forgiving or be in the business of giving breaks. They are out to protect and serve and during the holidays that means issuing tickets.”

Mr. Umansky continues, “Also, the law enforcement agencies in Central Florida know with holiday celebrations come holiday libations. Driving under the Influence task forces are beefed up to find those who make the poor choice to drink and drive. Many law enforcement agencies in Central Florida have specialized DUI units that will be ‘all hands on deck’ for the holiday party season. The legal limit in Florida, if you are over 21, is .08. Depending on who you are, one drink, maybe two, can put you over the legal limit. If you are pulled over after drinking anything, even very little, you will be scrutinized very harshly. While you might be able to beat a weak DUI case in Court, on the side of the road, late at night, the cop will more than likely take you to jail. Law enforcement wants everyone to have a good time, but they want to make sure that everyone does so in a safe way. “

An arrest for Driving under the Influence is a situation anyone in Orlando or visiting Orlando would least expect or anticipate. If you are arrested for DUI, the attorneys at The Umansky Law Firm agree that you can expect to spend at least eight to ten hours in jail and possibly more. DUI cases tend to very expensive as well. An arrest will typically cost you the money to bond out of jail and a fee for competent legal representation if you choose to go the route of a private attorney instead of a public defender.

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Sarah Zielke
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