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Facing Charges for Driving Under the Influence in Florida?

Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is one of the most serious traffic violations that a person can commit in Florida. Drivers who engage in irresponsible drunk driving can be the cause of serious accidents that can even result in injury or death for innocent victims.

Rightly so, Florida law enforcement officers are on high-alert to identify drunk drivers and remove them from the road. While this is a task that can be respected and admired, it is not without fault. In many cases, law enforcement officers have been known to make incorrect decisions when determining the level of sobriety in a suspect.

What are the Penalties for a DUI in Florida?

Individuals who have been wrongly charged with DUI should speak with a Florida DUI lawyer as quickly as possible in order to aggressively pursue your best interests in court. Failure to do so may result in conviction which carries with it a multitude of serious consequences.

First-Offense DUI Penalties

First-time Florida DUI offenders face the following penalties:

  • fines of up to $500
  • 50 hours of community service
  • probation not exceeding one year
  • up to 6 months behind bars
  • 6-month license revocation
  • mandatory DUI school
Penalties for Multiple DUI Offenses

Subsequent convictions will increase many if not all of these areas as will DUI manslaughter, leaving offenders virtually powerless over their lives as their punishments unfold.

Is DUI a Felony in Florida?

In Florida, the first and second DUI offenses are typically charged as a misdemeanor. For the first and second DUI offense that is a misdemeanor, the penalties can be more severe depending on your Blood Alcohol Content. If your BAC was between .08 and .14, you could be fined up to $1,000, up to six months in jail, a maximum one-year license suspension, probation community service and attendance at a DUI school. If your BAC was at or above .14, these penalties will be enhanced. A third DUI offense within the past 10 years or a DUI that involves the death or injury to another person will be a felony.

Building Legal Defenses for DUI Charges in FL

Golden Traffic Ticket Law is a firm that focuses on helping traffic law violators to pursue success in court in the face of speeding tickets, stop sign violations, DUI and others. Golden Traffic Ticket Law has a deep understanding of Florida traffic law as it pertains to DUI offenses, and has represented the interests of many throughout its' service.

The firm attorney can build strategies that are designed to question field sobriety tests, chemical blood alcohol level testing equipment and more, and they will explore every possible opportunity in order to provide you with the tools you need to find success in court. We offer our services to help you with a free initial consultation. You can speak to Attorney Golden by calling (954) 680-7575.

Contact a Florida DUI Lawyer if you have been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and want to build a strong defense in your favor.

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