west palm beach criminal defense lawyer


If you or a family member has been accused of an alcohol related crime, it is a very serious matter. You may wish to seek the legal guidance of an experienced criminal defense lawyer. An alcohol related crime is one that is committed while under the influence of alcohol. The crimes can range from driving under the influence (DUI) and underage consumption to public intoxication and disorderly conduct. Violent crimes such as manslaughter and sexual battery can also be categorized as alcohol related crimes if the defendant accused of the crime was under the influence of alcohol at the time the crime was committed. Alcohol crimes can also be victimless, meaning there is no victim targeted or affected in the crime.

Alcohol related crimes can include:

  • Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
  • DUI manslaughter
  • Underage consumption
  • Teenage drinking
  • Public intoxication
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Domestic violence

The laws pertaining to alcohol related crimes and drunk driving incidents are complex. It is extremely important for those accused of DUI and other alcohol related crimes to understand their situation and the laws that apply.

Florida Bar Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney Donnie Murrell is a veteran criminal defense lawyer with an established reputation for his courtroom abilities and outstanding commitment to his clients. Attorney Murrell will explore all options for his clients. He and his legal team thoroughly research every aspect and all evidence of the case including:

  • The review of the client's breath alcohol concentration (BAC) or blood alcohol level
  • How the BAC was obtained including the accuracy and reliability of the sobriety test
  • Obtaining and reviewing police videotapes – which show roadside sobriety tests
    and/or client’s driving
  • Checking to see if the search and seizure of the client was reasonable and legal
  • Review of the arresting officer(s) personnel file

“Alcohol related crimes can be life altering, and convictions stay on your permanent record. You do have legal rights – take action to protect those rights.”

If you or a family member has been accused of an alcohol crime and needs an experienced Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney who will ensure that your rights are protected and the law followed, contact the law firm of L. D. Murrell, P.A. to discuss our method for building a strategic defense.

L. D. Murrell, P.A. serves all of Florida including the following counties: Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian River, and Okeechobee County, and handles both state and federal criminal matters.


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