Bryce Fetter is an experienced DUI lawyer and former DUI prosecutor who defends all Orange County and Seminole County DUI charges. We have handled thousands of DUI cases. As your DUI attorney, my mission is to provide you the highest quality DUI defense possible. We believe in hard work, personalized representation and doing whatever is necessary to avoid a DUI conviction.
Defending Your DUI Case
Every DUI case is different. Our goals are to review the facts of your case to (1) determine the existence of favorable evidence, (2) find flaws in the police officer’s DUI investigation and (3) determine what needs to be done to avoid a DUI conviction. Call Bryce A. Fetter, P.A. for a free DUI consultation. In addition to keeping normal business hours our office is open every Saturday. Call 407-740-7275 to speak directly with an experienced DUI lawyer in Winter Park, Fla. regarding your DUI arrest.
Step One: Getting Your Driver’s License Back
If you have been arrested for DUI, you have 10 days to preserve your driving privileges. You must act quickly or face mandatory “hard-time” (no driving whatsoever). If your license has not previously been suspended for an alcohol-related offense, then you may benefit from a new law (effective July 1, 2013) that will allow you to immediately reinstate your driving privileges. You must (1) sign up for the appropriate level DUI school, (2) be ID compliant (verify citizenship and residency requirements to DMV), (3) not hold a commercial driver’s license and (4) file a Request for Eligibility Review at the appropriate DMV office, all within 10 days following the date of your DUI arrest. This will enable you to immediately apply for a hardship hearing, reinstate your driver’s license and avoid any “hard-time.” There is a lot to do in a little amount of time. Call our DUI law firm and let us guide you through this new process and help you reinstate your driver’s license today.
Step Two: Representing You in Criminal Court
Your first court appearance is your arraignment. This is where you will formally enter a plea to your DUI charge. If you retain us prior to your arraignment then we will enter a plea of ‘Not Guilty’ on your behalf and excuse you from personally appearing in court for your arraignment. We will collect all of the evidence in your case including police reports, witness lists, witness statements and any video evidence. We will examine all evidence to uncover flaws in the State’s case. This includes challenging the reason that you were stopped, the police officer’s observations and the administration of field sobriety exercises. Our goal is to do whatever necessary to avoid a DUI conviction.
The Most Important Part of Any DUI Case: Why Were You Initially Stopped and Detained?
The constitution guarantees that people be free from unreasonable searches and seizures. It is important for you to know if any of your constitutional rights have been violated. The police must have a lawful basis to stop and detain you, interrogate your, administer field sobriety exercises, offer you the breath test and arrest you. Unlawful police conduct can lead to the suppression of evidence and statements obtained after the illegal conduct. Important questions that should be answered to determine if the police acted lawfully are:
- Were you stopped and detained for a lawful reason?
- Did the police officer have the right to administer field sobriety exercises?
- Did you consent to a search of your person, property or vehicle?
- Were you read your Miranda rights?
- Were any of your statements illegally obtained?
- Were you lawfully arrested?
Florida DUI Penalties
Florida Statute 316.193 sets forth the minimum and maximum penalties for the offense of DUI. DUI penalties include an interlock device, FR-44 high-risk car insurance, mandatory community service, vehicle impoundment or immobilization, DUI fines and court costs. The DUI minimum penalties can be increased based on aggravating factors including a high breath test, property damage, personal injury or the presence of a minor in the vehicle. Your prior record can also increase mandatory minimum penalties as second and subsequent offenders face increased jail time, a longer driver’s license suspension, a mandatory interlock device and a DUI fine of up to $5,000.
Personal Attention Given to You and Your DUI Case
When you call our DUI law firm, you will speak with Bryce Fetter. Bryce Fetter will answer your call, 24/7, 365 days a year. Additionally, once retained, you have access to your criminal defense lawyer 24/7 as every client has Bryce Fetter’s personal cell phone number. Bryce Fetter will personally handle all aspects of your case. You will be able to call, text or email him directly. Your case will not be assigned to a less-experienced attorney or case manager. Bryce Fetter is the only attorney that will speak to you on the phone, meet you in person and attend court on your behalf. Your DUI case will get his full attention.
Call a DUI Lawyer in Orange County, Fla. to Discuss Your Options
In addition to keeping normal business hours, our office is open every Saturday. Call our Orange County DUI law firm to speak directly with an experienced DUI lawyer in Winter Park, Florida regarding any Orange County, Fla. or Seminole County, Fla. DUI case.