Second DUI in Florida
Tallahassee DUI Attorney
If you have already been convicted for a previous DUI charge, it is critical
that you do not take a second charge lightly. Because there are more severe
consequences associated with a second charge, it becomes increasingly
important to hire an experienced attorney to defend your freedom.
The penalties can increase with each additional conviction that you receive
and may include the following:
- Fines of $1,000-$2,000. However, if your BAC is .15 or higher or there
is a minor in the vehicle, fines can increase to $2,000-$4,000.
- A maximum of nine months in jail. However, if your BAC is .15 or higher
or there is a minor in the vehicle, the sentence can increase to 1 year.
For a second conviction within a five year period, there will also be
a mandatory minimum imprisonment of 10 days.
- Impoundment of vehicle for 30 days.
- Driver's license revocation for five years if the second conviction
is within a five year period.
There are additional issues that could intensify your charges even further,
such as if you are involved in an accident that results in injuries or
a fatality. When you are charged with a second DUI, you may still be able
to effectively fight it with an experienced criminal defense attorney
on your side.
Defending Against a Second DUI
Our firm has extensive experience in
DUI law and we successfully defended hundreds of DUI cases. We are familiar
with the process and can make sure that every aspect of your case is thoroughly
addressed. A conviction can be damaging to many facets of your everyday
life, including your career, family, and social life. There are options
to explore such as police error, problems with testing, or proving that
you were not impaired. Being accused of drunk driving doesn't mean
that you are actually guilty.
Contact Jansen and Davis, P.A. today to discuss your options.