Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
In Florida, a conviction for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) carries certain minimum mandatory penalties, even for a first offense. Such penalties can include fines, probation and a driver's license suspension. There is also a possibility of jail upon a DUI conviction, even for a first offense. The penalties for a DUI conviction get worse if there are previous DUI convictions and can include mandatory jail and/or lengthy driver's license suspensions. A third offense may be prosecuted as a felony as can an accident if serious bodily injury occurred. An experienced criminal defense attorney can help defend you against DUI charges. If you have been accused of Driving Under the Influence, call the office to schedule a consultation.