Criminal Defense Lawyer in Okaloosa County
Seasoned DUI Defense Attorneys Serving Clients Throughout the Okaloosa County Area

Fight DUI Charge in Okaloosa County

Protecting Your Rights, Freedom & Future

Penalties upon conviction for a drunk driving offense—even a first offense—can be harsh and place severe limitations on your freedoms. Our Okaloosa County DUI attorneys are dedicated to protecting the rights, freedoms, and futures of first-time offenders as well as people facing second, third, and even fourth DUI arrests.

The law office of Dewrell & Herndon provides highly skilled drunk driving defense services to clients throughout the Florida Panhandle. Our legal team brings more than 72 years of combined legal experience and have handled hundreds of trials.

To speak with one of our lawyers today, call (850) 629-7163. You may also read answers to frequently asked questions about DUI.

Arrested for Drunk Driving? Seek Experienced Legal Help Today!

At Dewrell & Herndon, we know that this is the most important issue you are currently experiencing in your life. We respond with attentive and prompt services that are designed to help you minimize or avoid the consequences of a DUI arrest.

The penalties upon conviction of a first-time DUI offense include:

  • Mandatory six months driver's license suspension
  • Up to six months in jail
  • Monetary fine ranging from $500 to $1,000
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Probation
  • Increased insurance rates
  • Criminal record

If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you cannot deny the fact that your life can be changed for a significant period of time. Additionally, your employment opportunities and current employment status can be impacted.

Keep Your Driving Privileges

The loss of driving privileges is something many people take for granted until they risk losing it. Our Okaloosa DUI attorneys handle driver's license suspension hearings. We can contest the administrative suspension of your driver's license through a formal review hearing. We may be able to help you obtain a driver's license that allows you to travel to work and school on a limited basis.

Attorney Ashley Smith Herndon has vigorously and successfully defended hundreds of drunk driving clients, including many cases that have been brought to trial. As a former prosecutor, Attorney Herndon has significant knowledge of the methods law enforcement should follow at the traffic stop and the ways in which proper police procedure is often overlooked.

We can file motions to suppress evidence based on reasonable suspicion for the stop and probable cause for the arrest. We can identify inconsistencies in the traffic stop, spot illegal methods used by law enforcement, and explore all options for having the case dismissed or charges reduced. In addition to DUI defense, we handle very serious cases involving vehicular manslaughter.

If you, a family member, or someone close to you has been arrested for DUI, do not delay. Seek the help of Dewrell & Herndon right away. Contact us at (850) 629-7163 or online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell, Peer Rated 2017
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent 2012 Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • AV Preeminent - Highest Possible Rating - Dewrell
  • Dewrell 35 Years Martindale Hubbell
  • Ashley Smith Herndon - AV Preeminent for 5 Years