Types of DUI Cases we handle:
• Driving Under the Influence
• Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage
• Driving Under the Influence with Serious Bodily Injury
• Driving Under the Influence with Death
Although usually a Misdemeanor offense, Driving Under the Influence charges can lead to substantial fines, commitment to lengthy programs and up to 364 days in jail. If a case is direct filed (transferred) to Circuit (felony) Court, then those substantial fines increase, the programs require more time and the 364 days in jail turns into at least 5 years in prison. Regardless if they are handled as a Misdemeanor or Felony, Driving Under the Influence cases are tenaciously prosecuted.
While serving as a Miami-Dade Prosecutor, Mr. DeCoste gained valuable knowledge of the laws and experience with the Miami-Dade Court system by individually handling countless Misdemeanor and Felony charges of Driving Under the Influence. Moreover, Mr. DeCoste was one of a few Prosecutors selected to be specialized Prosecutor for the Traffic Homicide Investigation Unit. That work allowed him to gain an even deeper understanding of the laws, an understanding of the Prosecutors approach and an ability to ferret out weaknesses in a case. That prosecutorial experience, coupled with experience defending Clients on charges ranging from Misdemeanors to Murder, has allowed him to acquire a complete understanding into Driving Under the Influence cases.
Contact the Law Office of Christopher DeCoste, P.A. for a free, honest and confidential consultation.