Jacksonville’s citizens make mistakes at times and the legal system is aware that people are not perfect. Sometimes though, people continually make the same mistakes over and over again. A person in this situation will be looked at by the court as hopeless. However, if one in a situation like this obtains an experienced attorney to fight for one’s case, one will have the best defense possible so that one may attempt to fix one’s problems and rise to a better future.
According to The North West Florida Daily News, David Mark Mosher of Santa Rosa Beach has been arrested for a carless driving and a DUI after hitting a Crestview Police Department vehicle. The Florida Highway Patrol said the police officer had parked his vehicle on the inside lane of State Road 85 just north of State Road 20. The vehicle had its lights flashing and was unoccupied while the officer worked a traffic crash. Mosher was taken to the hospital and was later released and arrested for driving under the influence.
Jacksonville DUI cases typically involve someone who has had a little bit too much to drink. This does not mean that the person is intentionally trying to hurt others on the road. However, the police and prosecutors will attempt to paint a picture of just that: a person who has no concern for himself and others. Unfortunately for the accused, most attorneys do not dig deep enough to understand what is going on in the mind of the defendant, especially the mind of defendant with possible substance abuse issues.
Some people convicted of DUIs are sentenced to DUI probation, an alternative to serving prison time. A common misconception regarding DUI probation is that one has a right to a DUI probation; on the contrary, one does not. Whether a court grants one a DUI probation sentence is solely the court’s decision. If granted DUI probation, there will be various conditions to associated with the probation.
DUI probation conditions may include
– wearing an alcohol-monitoring device;
– submitting to random sobriety tests;
– limiting driving privileges;
– paying court costs or fees as ordered;
– avoiding any major moving violations or criminal violations;
– attending alcohol counseling; and/or
– submitting to alcohol evaluations.
One’s future may be at risk when one is charged with a DUI. One needs a knowledgeable and experienced Jacksonville DUI lawyer to fight for their case. Do not allow your life to be ruined by a DUI charge. Defend yourself.
Nobody plans to get a DUI. Most people are just trying to get home. The best advice any lawyer can give is to not drive after you have consumed any alcohol. Find another way to get home or stay off the roads. One’s best advice is to never drive when one has consumed alcohol.
In this case, it is easy to see Mosher is an irresponsible driver, as he was charged with careless driving on top of a normal DUI charge, as well as hitting a parked police vehicle with its emergency lights on. However, Mosher most likely did not mean to hurt anyone. With the help of an experienced attorney, Mosher could plead with the court for a sentence that would have allowed him to go through driving school, go through an alcohol rehabilitation program, or court-appointed therapy. These options might allow him to be able to move on with his life as a new individual, rather than spending a long period in jail.
The Forbess Law Firm has been aiding clients who face criminal charges in Jacksonville for years and are here to provide aggressive criminal defense to anyone accused of a crime. If you or a loved one require a Jacksonville criminal defense lawyer, contact our firm today. We are available through our website or by calling us at 904-634-0900.
Additional Source: Man charged with DUI after hitting police vehicle, Angel McCurdy, North West Florida Daily News