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What if I am arrested or charged with a DUI or DWI ?

If you have been arrested for DUI, it can change your life forever, and not in a good way. You can lose your job, your license, your family, your friends, and most of all, your freedom. Do not face this alone. Our experienced DUI attorneys can help you through this hard time to help relieve your stress.

We have handled many Brevard County DUI cases and won most of them! Why? Because we have been doing this for over 40 years, right here in Brevard County. We have seen it all. 

No DUI case is too tough for us to handle. We can give you a free consultation to review your case and let you know exactly what we can do for you. 

 

Initial criminal consultation is FREE

Don’t hesitate call our DUI law office now at 321-269-6833. Fees will be set and discussed on an individual basis.

DUI Information

Because drinking and driving is so dangerous, the penalties for doing so are extremely harsh in Florida. The state is serious about curbing injuries and deaths from alcohol-related crashes. The more DUIs you receive, the worse the penalties become. Not to mention the fact that both the courts and the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, will have a say in what happens to you after you are stopped for driving under the influence.
Driving under the influence (DUI) is defined as operating a motor vehicle while impaired with a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, a chemical substance, or a controlled substance. Those under 21 years old will be charged with a DUI if their BAC is 0.02% or over and commercial drivers will be charged if their BAC is 0.04% or over.

Even your 1st DUI conviction can be costly both in time, fines and living with the consequences. The courts (criminal penalties) and the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (Administrative penalties) can take actions such as:

Administrative Penalties

  • Driver’s license suspension/revocation: 180 days to 1 year
  • DUI Program (if required) and fee: $15
  • Administrative fee: $130.
  • Driver’s license reinstatement fee:
  • Suspension: $45
  • Revocation: $75.
  • Maintain FR-44 for 3 years
  • Ignition Interlock Device and fee of $12 (if granted a restricted driver’s license).

Cited from https://www.dmv.org/fl-florida/automotive-law/dui.php

Criminal Penalties

  • Fines of $500 to $1,000.
  • If you have a BAL of 0.15% or higher, or had a minor in the car, the fine will range between $1,000 and $2,000.
  • Community service. Mandatory 50 hours, or an additional fine equaling $10 per required community service hour.
  • Probation of no more than 1 year.
  • Jail time of up to 6 months. For BAL of 0.15% or higher, the sentence could last 9 months.
  • Vehicle impoundment for 10 days (not counted during your incarceration)
  • Ignition Interlock Device.