Fort Walton Beach DUI Attorneys

Representing Clients Throughout Okaloosa County

Charged with a DUI or BUI? At Vanover Law Firm, P.A., our legal team brings uncommon experience and insight to this particularly dynamic and challenging practice area. Our experienced DUI lawyers in Pensacola have handled more than 3,000 local DUI cases from Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa and Escambia counties since we opened the firm more than 20 years ago. The firm that has handled literally thousands of LOCAL DUI/BUI cases! Our main office is in Fort Walton Beach and we also have a Pensacola office as well.

DUI and BUI arrests are among the most common arrests in Okaloosa, Walton, Santa Rosa and Escambia Counties. However, none of these counties in Northwest Florida have a pre-trial diversion program. There is NO program here that allows you to take a class and get the charge dismissed. You must fight your charge. Northwest Florida courts are notoriously more aggressive towards DUI’s and BUI’s than in any other area of Florida. You need to fight for your driver’s license quickly. After 10 days you could automatically lose your driver’s license for months! We will help you secure your license immediately.

ALERT: A lot of attorneys from central and south Florida have started advertising for DUI defense even though they live hundreds of miles from Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Navarre, Santa Rosa Beach, Crestview, Defuniak Springs, Milton, Gulf Breeze or Pensacola. If you have a local DUI/BUI charge please call a local DUI/BUI attorney.

Get nearly two decades of legal experience on your side as you confront your DUI charge. Call our offices at (850) 999-0006 today.

Defending Against Your DUI Charge

One of the biggest mistakes drivers charged with DUI make is assume that because they've failed their blood alcohol concentration (BAC) test and have been arrested, they have essentially already been found guilty of a crime. This is a misconception. Even if your breath or blood test registered an illegal level of alcohol in your system, you are only suspected of drunk driving. You may still have viable defense options that a skilled Fort Walton Beach DUI attorney can help you pursue.

At our firm, we will assess:

  • Probable cause: What was the reason law enforcement pulled you over? Once they did, what caused them to suspect drunk driving?
  • Breathalyzer: Was it properly maintained? When was the last time it had maintenance?
  • Test protocol: Did officers follow proper protocol when testing a driver for alcohol consumption?
  • Miranda issues: After the arrest occurred, were there violations of the defendant's Miranda rights?
  • Medical conditions: Are you currently taking any medication? Is there something other than alcohol that could have affected your driving or conduct?
  • Evidence handling: After evidence against you was collected, what happened? Is there anything in that timeline that could have affected its integrity?

Call Our Advocates at (850) 999-0006 Today!

Those confronting a DUI charge are often otherwise law-abiding citizens who don't have a lot of experience dealing with criminal charges. This can be an intimidating, overwhelming process, even for a first-time charge. At Vanover Law Firm, we understand this and bring a compassionate, personalized approach to our DUI work. We will work closely with you to develop a defense and ensure that every avenue toward a favorable outcome is exhaustively explored.


If you've been charged, time is of the essence! Contact us today to request a free consultation with Fort Walton Beach DUI attorneys.

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