Have You Been Charged With A DUI?
If so, it is in your best interest to get in touch with a trusted attorney as soon as possible. The sooner you have a DUI lawyer on your side, the better your chances of obtaining reduced or dropped charges. Reach out to Glenn & Hibbert, P.A., for a consultation as soon as possible.
Our experienced attorneys, Colleen Glenn and Andrew Hibbert, have worked extensively in criminal and DUI law – and possess the in-depth understanding and legal skills necessary to guide clients through the complex criminal justice process. Our law firm has established a well-respected reputation throughout Florida for our aggressive approach and successful outcomes.
Understanding DUI Law In Florida
In Florida, DUI is defined as driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or above. However, for those operating commercial vehicles, a BAC of .04 or higher is sufficient for a DUI conviction. Drivers under the age of 21 can be charged with driving under the influence if their BAC is .02 or higher. In addition to being charged with driving under the influence, drivers may be accused of many related crimes, including vehicular homicide, DUI manslaughter or for refusing to submit to a chemical test.
Florida’s DUI Penalties Are Steep
DUI penalties can vary considerably depending on your age, your level of intoxication at the time of arrest and your criminal history. Generally, a first-time offender can expect to spend up to 180 days in jail.
Additional consequences for first-time offenders include license suspension, fines of up to $500, community service, mandatory participation in educational programs and temporary vehicle impoundment.
For second-time offenders, the maximum jail sentence is 270 days and the maximum fine is $1,000. If the second offense occurs within five years of the first offense, the minimum jail sentence is ten days.
Contact Us For Trusted DUI Representation
If you have been accused of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, your adverse driving and a criminal record could follow you for many years. It is imperative that you seek counsel from a trusted legal representative. Our team can minimize the risk of harsh sentencing and get you back on the road as soon as possible.