Being arrested for a DUI can be a very stressful time in your life, and there is a great deal of information that you need to know immediately following your arrest regarding your rights and your driving privileges. Whether you have one DUI or multiple DUI’s, it could result in serious consequences, including the suspension or loss of your driver’s license, substantial fines, probation, community service, a felony conviction, Sarasota DUI school, counseling, and even jail. It is vital to speak with an experienced DUI defense attorney about your rights and options.
A major portion of The Byrd Law Firm’s criminal law practice is devoted to DUI defense. DUIs are one of the more prevalent criminal charges in the State of Florida as well as one of the most complex and specialized areas of criminal law. If you are arrested for a DUI, you want to make sure you have aggressive and experienced representation for your DUI defense, which The Byrd Law Firm will provide. Derek Byrd and Drew Solnoki are both competent criminal law attorneys, who have extensive experience in the criminal justice system, and particularly in the area of DUI law. Mr. Byrd and Mr. Solnoki have defended thousands of criminal cases in the state of Florida, including an immense amount of DUI Defense cases. Mr. Byrd has been practicing criminal law for nearly 22 years and is Board Certified by the Florida Bar as a Criminal Trial Attorney, the highest level of recognition given by the Florida Bar. Mr. Byrd is recognized by his peers as a “Super Lawyer” and is listed in Best Attorneys in America. Mr. Byrd has well over 50 jury trials, and approximately half of those trials were defending clients charged with DUI. Mr. Byrd’s trial experience in the area of DUI law is invaluable and provides Mr. Byrd with a wealth of knowledge when it comes to defending DUIs, and evaluating what is the best strategy for your DUI case.
Mr. Solnoki has been practicing criminal law for approximately 15 years, and a large portion of Mr. Solnoki’s criminal law practice is devoted to DUI defense. In December of 2009, Mr. Solnoki became one of the first attorneys in the Sarasota and Manatee County area to receive a Certificate of Achievement for completing the Breath Test Operator Course, which is required of all Licensed Breath Test Operators in the State of Florida. Mr. Solnoki attended the Breath Test Operator Course with Law Enforcement Officers from around the state. This training and achievement have offered Mr. Solnoki and his clients’ detailed insight and knowledge when dealing with breath tests in DUI cases.