There are some people who, regardless of their temperament, can evoke a nervous or even fearful reaction from others by virtue of their professional role. Some examples include dentists, doctors, clergy, and law enforcement officers. The nervous reaction that is evoked is not a reasoned response, but a physical reaction to a perception of what the person’s job represents. A police officer becomes a symbol of authority and the ability to punish. The nervousness caused by their very presence has caused some police officers in South Florida to mistakenly charge drivers with DUI. Such possibility for error is why a lawyer should be contacted as soon as possible whenever someone is arrested for DUI.
By the time an officer is at the window of a nervous driver who has been pulled over, the driver can be so physically unnerved that physical coordination is affected. The inability to coordinate physical movement is perceived by the officer as a sign of DUI so the officer asks the driver to step from the car for a field sobriety test. The suggestion of a DUI is likely to arouse fear in any South Florida resident, but for someone who is already in a state of panic, the results can be incriminatory.
If you have recently been charged in South Florida with DUI and believe that the officer may have mistaken your nervousness for impairment, an experienced lawyer can defend your case. Contact Leader & Leader, PA to schedule a consultation with a South Florida DUI lawyer who has effectively defended DUI cases like yours in courtrooms across the South Florida area. Begin building your defense today with a DUI lawyer at Leader & Leader, PA.
Leader & Leader, PA, is an experienced, aggressive Fort Lauderdale criminal defense law firm that has a breadth of experience with DUI laws and charges in Florida. With more than 68 years combined experience, you’ll find a South Florida DUI lawyer who can defend you against DUI charges and other criminal charges from pre-case filing efforts to trial and appeal, if necessary. We serve Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe counties in state and federal court criminal matters. For more information, visit http://criminallawleader.com/ or call 954.523.2020. Initial consultations available 24 hours, 7 days a week via telephone.