Are You Facing Your Second DUI Charge In Florida?
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. When a person receives a second, third or fourth DUI charge, it shows the judge that they have no remorse and do not learn from their mistakes.
Prosecutors and judges work very hard to prevent multiple DUI offenders from committing further crimes by keeping them off of the road completely through suspending their driver’s licenses. If you want to have a fair chance of overcoming multiple DUI charges, you will need to seek representation from an attorney as soon as possible.
Working To Minimize Sentencing And Charges In Tallahassee
The penalties can increase with each additional conviction that you receive and may include the following:
- Impoundment of vehicle for 30 days
- Fines of $1,000-$2,000 (increases to $2,000-$4,000 with .15 BAC or a minor in the car)
- A maximum of 9 months in jail (up to 1 year with .15 BAC or a minor in the vehicle)
- 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 & Davis, P.A., today to discuss your options.
Call our firm now at 850-641-8739 for your free case evaluation!