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.

Call us now at (877) 378-6136 for a free case evaluation.