Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol is against the law in Florida, which means that if you are arrested and convicted in a court of law, you will be subjected to criminal and administrative penalties. These penalties can vary in severity depending on several factors, including the nature of your crime, any past criminal history you might have, and several other factors. However, no matter what the circumstances, you can be assured that these penalties will be serious, and that your life will change significantly for at the very least the next several months. For this reason, you shouldn’t hesitate to speak with a Seminole County DUI attorney and get help fighting back against your accusations.
At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we have more than 25 years of experience defending those who are criminally accused from the harshness of the criminal justice system. We provide personal, compassionate attention that realizes that your best possible result is the most important part of the case. We prioritize your needs and do everything we can to make ourselves available to answer questions or help you at any time, 24 hours a day. Our dedicated service and relentless defense abilities have earned us numerous accolades, including being named one of the Top 100 Lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers.
To schedule a free consultation, call The Law Office of David A. Webstyer, P.A. now at 407-326-0650 and speak with an attorney about your DUI case!
Being charged with a DUI is always a serious matter, but for those who have no previous criminal convictions or arrests, the penalties you face will most likely be the least severe, especially if you’re just a little bit over the legal limit. Nonetheless, you shouldn’t plead guilty to a DUI without first discussing your options with an attorney and finding out if it may be worth it to contest your case and fight to preserve your freedom and your rights.
As mentioned previously, some factors can cause these penalties to increase dramatically, mostly depending on the circumstances of your DUI. For example, a standard DUI can be charged if you have a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more, but a blood alcohol level of .15 percent or more can increase many of these penalties, such as up to a nine month jail sentence and fines ranging between $1,000 and $2,000.
Repeat offenders also face harsher penalties for their DUI charges. Under Florida law, a second DUI offense within five years of your first conviction can be counted as a second offense, and a third offense within ten years of the initial crime could be considered a third offense. The penalties for these charges are much more restrictive and life-impacting. A fourth offense could even result in you losing your driving privileges all together for the remainder of your life.
For more information about DUI charges or to find out what exact penalties you might be facing, contact The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. online now!