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1 in 4 DUI’s Dismissed or Reduced in Gainesville's Alachua County

According to the Florida Uniform Traffic Citation Statistics, during the year 2015, 26% of DUI’s in Alachua County were either dismissed or reduced by the State Attorney’s Office or the Defendant was found not guilty at trial. There were 741 DUI Arrests made in Alachua County in 2015. Of the 741 arrests, 51% of the arrests were made by the Gainesville Police Department, 26% by the Alachua County Sheriff’s Department and 18% by the Florida Highway Patrol. So what does this mean for you?

If you, a loved one, or friend, get charged with driving under the influence, it is imperative that you have an experienced attorney work with you to get the charge either dismissed or reduced. There are several highly technical defenses to a DUI charge that could result in a dismissal. Some of the defenses the attorneys at Michael P. Maddux, PA, review in all DUIs are the validity of the stop, whether probable cause existed to request field sobriety exercises, whether field sobriety exercises were performed and graded correctly, whether implied consent was read to a Defendant and whether a person gave voluntary consent to a breath test. Even if an individual provides a breathe sample over the legal limit of .08, there may still be defenses to the DUI.

The attorneys at Michael P. Maddux, PA, have been trained by experts in the Intoxilyzer 8000 and are ready to fight the science behind the machine. This includes whether the breathe test operator performed their job correctly, whether the machine was functioning properly during the test, whether the machine was properly calibrated and also if the machine had issues working properly in the past. In short, DUIs can be beaten in Alachua County as evidenced by the 1 in 4 dismissal or reduction rate. Therefore, it is important that you contact an attorney with expertise in DUI defense as soon as possible so they can begin working with you to receive a fair and just outcome.

Driving under the influence of alcohol and/or a controlled substance is a very serious offense that can carry very serious consequences for you ar a loved one. If you are charged with a DUI, whether it be a misdemeanor or felony, we can help with an ambitious legal defense. Whether your case is dismissed, reduced to reckless driving, or, if you plead guilty or no contest to the charge, the Offices of Michael P. Maddux may be able to help you keep some privileges that will allow you to fulfill your important responsibilities, such as work, school, etc.


Michael P. Maddux, PA
Law Office of Michael P. Maddux, PA
1601 NW 80th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606
Phone: (352) 333-0144
Fax: (353) 352-2553

Law Office of
Michael P. Maddux, PA.

1601 NW 80th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606

Phone: (352) 333-0144         Fax: (353) 352-2553