An attorney can help reduce charges of “reckless driving,” the consequences of which are comparatively less severe than a DUI charge. In addition, an experienced DUI attorney should have the skills and arguments necessary to defend your case. Thus, it is possible to keep your license and avoid other consequences.
Driving under the influence (DUI) offenses are severely punished in Florida. Penalties for DUI can include:
– Fines from $500 to $5,000
– License suspension/revocation
– Jail for six months or more.
If you have been arrested for a DUI and already have previous convictions on your record, you should be prepared to handle your case in a way that can minimize the overall consequences. An experienced DUI attorney can help you find your way through the complicated Florida Traffic Court System. However, in more severe cases, with a blood alcohol level of 0.15% or more or prior convictions, consequences may include:
– Seizure of the vehicle
– Trial periods with monthly reports
– Monitoring of a substance abuse program
– Community service.
In extreme cases, where there is substantial property damage, severe personal injury, or death, the penalties can be severe:
– Vehicular manslaughter is considered a second-degree felony and can carry a fine of up to $10,000 and 15 years in prison.
– An “Aggravated Felony,” such as “Hit and Run” Vehicular Manslaughter, is a first-degree felony that can result in a fine of up to $10,000 and 30 years in prison.
A DUI attorney is experienced and knows how to try to achieve the best result for you. Do not hesitate to contact us.View All Blogs