Margate is a city of 55,000 residents located in Broward County, just four miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean.
Margate DUI Defense Attorney Richard Ansara represents clients facing DUI charges in Margate and the surrounding area, including Coral Springs, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Oakland Park, Sunrise and Tamarac. The Ansara Law Firm also handle other misdemeanor and felony cases, including:
We believe anyone faced with a crime deserves access to experienced legal representation and that includes those facing charges of boating or driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Whether charges as a misdemeanor or felony, drunk driving carries the threat of significant legal and social penalties, including job loss, license suspension, jail time and mandatory treatment. In fact, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles reports the cost of a DUI conviction can approach $20,000, including hefty fines and skyrocketing insurance premiums.
More than 40,000 drivers face a DUI charge in Florida each year, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Yet fewer than half of those drivers are convicted during any given year. Hiring an experienced Margate DUI defense lawyer can be invaluable when it comes to protecting your rights to drive. In most cases, you have just 10 days from the time of arrest to request an administrative hearing to contest the loss of your license. This is separate from the criminal process. An experienced attorney should handle both.
Domestic violence defense and juvenile criminal defense in Margate are also focuses areas of Attorney Ansara and the staff at our law office. When law enforcement interjects itself into family affairs, an experienced attorney should always defend your rights.
A juvenile criminal defense attorney can fight to ensure that a teen is treated fairly, and that the juvenile system is not reacting unduly punitively. Successfully navigating the juvenile court process can actually help put a teenager back on the right path. While handling a case poorly can result in a permanent criminal record and make it difficult or impossible for a young person to get into college, obtain financial aid or even join the military.
Likewise, the outcome of domestic violence cases are often far from certain. These cases are frequently complicated by raw emotions during a divorce, breakup or child custody argument. Failure to protect your rights can have a negative impact on your case. A restraining order can even prevent you from returning home or seeing your children. And a conviction can prohibit you from owning firearms, working in certain professions or obtaining certain occupational licenses.
Being charged with a crime can be a stressful time. Often it’s the lack of control that is most frightening. By hiring an experienced Margate criminal defense attorney, you can once again begin to assert control over your life and begin putting this incident in the rearview mirror.