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Defending Against Your DUI Charges to Help You Move Forward

Arrested for DUI? Don’t face your charge alone. It is a stressful, complex matter that is best addressed by our skilled DUI defense attorney. There are many different situations involving DUI charges that can affect your potential consequences. These include prior DUI offenses, if harm was inflicted on a person or property during the offense, whether you are underage, and whether you hold a professional license. Because so many factors can affect the situation, it is important to enlist the help of our attorney who is familiar with the types of DUI scenarios seen most often in Florida.

Various situations can lead to a wide range of penalties, including:

  • Jail time
  • Fines that can add up to thousands of dollars
  • Suspension of your driving privileges for a minimum of 6 months
  • Mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device
  • Community service
  • Mandatory participation in an alcohol or drug treatment program
  • Vehicle impoundment

Our experienced team has taken on countless DUI matters across Florida, including DUI manslaughter, 3rd DUI offenses, and underage drivers. You can count on us to tirelessly tackle the difficult situations you face while maintaining open communication with you to ease your stress. When your livelihood, future and freedom are on the line, you need our empathetic and knowledgeable lawyers by your side.

Contact us at (561) 771-6336 so we can fight for you!

Florida DUI penalties

Depending on the severity of your alleged offense, your blood alcohol level (BAL) at the time of your arrest, and your prior criminal history, you may be punished as such:

First offense:

Fines between $500 and $1,000.

  • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, $1,000 to $2,000.

Imprisonment for up to 6 months.

  • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, up to 9 months.

License revocation

  • First offense without bodily injury: 180 days to 1 year.
  • First offense with bodily injury: At least 3 years.

Second offense:

Fines between $1,000 to $2,000.

  • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, $2,000 to $4,000.

Imprisonment for up to 9 months.

  • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, up to 12 months.
  • If the second conviction was within 5 years of a prior conviction, mandatory imprisonment for at least 10 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive.

License revocation

  • A second offense within 5 years from prior conviction: Minimum 5 years revocation.

Third offense:

Fines between $2,000 and $5,000.

  • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, at least $4,000.

Imprisonment for at least 30 days if the third conviction is within 10 years of a prior conviction. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive.

  • Imprisonment for up to 12 months if the third conviction is more than 10 years of a prior conviction.

License revocation

  • Third offense within 10 years of the second conviction: Minimum 10 years revocation.

Fourth or subsequent offense:

Fines of at least $2,000.

  • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, at least $4,000.

Imprisonment for up to 5 years if habitual/violent offender.

  • Mandatory permanent license revocation, regardless of when prior convictions occurred.
    • May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after five years. If incarcerated, the revocation period begins upon the date of release from incarceration.

DUI Manslaughter: Second Degree Felony

Fines of up to $10,000.

Imprisonment for up to 15 years.

  • DUI manslaughter & leaving the scene:Up to $10,000 fines and/or 30 years in prison.

Mandatory permanent license revocation.

  • May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after five years if there are no prior DUI convictions.

Underage DUI:

License suspension for 6 months

  • Up to one year for a second or subsequent offense, and for refusal to submit a chemical blood alcohol content (BAC) test.
    • Up to 18 months suspension for second or subsequent refusal.

Substance abuse course if BAL is 0.05% or higher.

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The last thing you need following your frightening experience with the criminal justice system is the loss of your freedom and driving privileges. The thought of sitting behind bars and paying heavy fines, plus being unable to drive anywhere is upsetting and anxiety-provoking. Don’t let this happen to you.

As a boutique law firm providing legal services for DUI defense matters, you can trust that when you hire us to represent you, you will work directly with our attorneys. Our rule is that the client comes first. Our goal is to never stop working to achieve the best possible results.

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