Prepared Jacksonville Attorneys for DUI & Criminal Cases
We Understand What’s On The Line, And We Can Help
This can often be one of the most disorienting, confusing, and uncertain times in a person’s life. Our team, using tremendous experience and care, can help you navigate your next steps.
This can often be one of the most disorienting, confusing and scary times in a person’s life, and that of their family.
It is important to know that before a person may be convicted of a crime, the government has the heavy burden of proving each and every element of its case beyond and to the exclusion of every reasonable doubt. It is also important to be aware, that a criminal Defendant is not required to prove his/her innocence.
The United States Constitution, the State Constitution, and Florida Statutes protect the rights and privileges of the accused. Your arrest (for a felony, misdemeanor, criminal traffic, DUI or otherwise) is no exception. However, it is critical to keep in mind that some very important rights or privileges may be waived (and forever lost) if you fail to take specific action within specifics times. At each of the locations, a consultation with the Law Offices of Randy Reep in all criminal matters is free, and we can assist in protecting your rights.
Frequently asked questions about
DUI cases and how Reep Law can help!
Was the vehicle stopped when the officer arrived?
Where were you when the officer arrived at the scene?
Was the vehicle operable?
Were you asleep or unconscious?
Where was the key for ignition?
Note: The State has the initial burden of proving that you were driving or in actual physical control of a vehicle.
Were you approached by the officer as a result of a road block?
Did the officer cite you for any offense other than DUI?
Were you asked to step out of your vehicle without a reason?
Did the officer deny your request to allow you to continue on your way?
Note: In order for an officer to lawfully detain you for investigation, the State has the burden of showing that the stopping officer had a reasonable, articulable suspicion that a crime has been committed or is about to be committed.
What were the officers’ questions and/or comments?
Did the officer ask you about faculty impairment due to disability, illness or injury?
Did the officer ever advise you that he/she would be conducting a DUI investigation
Note: Even if the stop is lawful, the officer must still make a roadside determination based on the totality of the circumstances that there is probable cause to arrest you for DUI.
Did the officer offer the roadside exercises as voluntary?
Did the officer ask about illness or injury prior to conducting the exercises?
Did the officer inform you that your performance was being recorded?
Note: Most DUI cases involve the use of field sobriety exercises. These exercises are voluntary and are intended to aid an officer in determining if you should be arrested. However, more often than not they are used to bolster the officer’s previously formed opinion that you are DUI.
Did the officer read you the warning(s) before, after or at the time of the arrest?
Did the officer read you the correct warnings?
Did you request an independent chemical test at any time?
Did you refuse the test?
Note: When you are arrested, in addition to Miranda warnings, the arresting officer MUST read you the correct Implied Consent warnings. The warnings must be read in substantial compliance with the specific statute. There are different warnings, and the officer must read the correct warning. You have the option of either taking the test(s) or refusing. The officer chooses the test for you depending on the case. However, you also have the right to an independent chemical test of your own choosing.
Did the officer/technician correctly comply with pre-test observation?
Was the instrument used in compliance with all statutes, rules, policies and regulations?
Were the tests results in compliance?
Note: If a chemical test is administered, the State must prove that the test was done properly and on an instrument that was working properly. Further, the test results themselves must be in compliance.
The above are only some of the many complex issues involved in a DUI case. Our firm has experience and knowledge in each of these issues. We can apply this experience to address the issues with your case.
WE’RE HERE TO PROTECT AND SERVE YOU
Randy brings more to your case than the average attorney. As an Air Force Veteran and Lieutenant Colonel and F15 Pilot for Florida Air Guar, he lives his life by the core values of “Integrity first, service before self, excellence in all we do.”
John Holzbaur grew up in Jacksonville and enlisted in the US Navy immediately after graduation from Wolfson High School. John served for over twenty-three years as a Naval Helicopter Aircrewman and Helicopter Rescue Swimmer and as a commisioned Naval Fight Officer.
Personal Injury Director
Camila was born and raised in Brazil, where she received a law degree and worked in the education field. In 2015, she moved with her family to USA, consolidating her passion for helping people navigate the complex legal system as well as assist the Latino community to ensure their vital access to the law.
Chief Litigation Case Manager, Paralegal
Bonnie was born and raised in New Jersey, then moved to Florida with her family in 1995. She received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from the University of North Florida in 2003 and her Associates in Paralegal Studies from Florida State College at Jacksonville in 2014.
Hugo began his legal profession litigating medical malpractice and commercial cases that ultimately resulted in millions of dollars recovered. When he expanded his practice to Criminal and Family law, Hugo took advantage of the litigation skills he had developed in the complex world of medical malpractice and commercial litigation. He has since successfully defended over a hundred cases in traffic and criminal offenses throughout the State of Florida.