Repeat DUI Defense
If you have a DUI conviction on your record and you have been charged with DUI again, depending on how long ago your previous DUI was, you may be facing dramatically increased penalties if you are convicted again.
These increases are meant to be so severe as to deter people from getting behind the wheel again when they are intoxicated.
Some of the increased penalties are listed here:
|Penalty||First Offense||Second Offense||Third Offense|
|Fines||Not less than $500, or more than $1,000. With Blood/Breath Alcohol Level (BAL) of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000.||Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $2,000, or more than $4,000.||More than 10 years from second: Not less than $2,000, or more than $5,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $4,000.|
|Not more than 6 months. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not more than 9 months.||Not more than 9 months. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not more than 12 months. If second conviction within 5 years, mandatory imprisonment of at least 10 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive.||If third conviction within 10 years, mandatory imprisonment of at least 30 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive. If third conviction more than 10 years, imprisonment for not more than 12 months.||Imprisonment|
|Driver’s License Suspension||Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year.||Second Conviction Within 5 Years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Second conviction not within 5 years: Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year.||Third Conviction Within 10 Years of the second conviction: minimum 10 years revocation. May be eligible for a hardship reinstatement after two years.|
It Is Imperative That Your Rights Are Defended
No one can afford the cost and inconvenience of such escalating penalties. Securing the representation of a skilled and experienced DUI defense attorney can help you avoid the above-listed consequences as well as consequences such as vehicle impoundment, community service and increased insurance rates.
Board-Certified Criminal Defense Against DUI Charges
At Lindsey & Ferry, P.A., our firm has the necessary skills and experience to be able to build a strong defense against DUI charges. We understand how to attack the prosecution’s case against you including questioning the validity of the original traffic stop, the administration of roadside and chemical testing among many other methods of defending our clients.
Attorneys Warren Lindsey and Matthew Ferry have decades of combined experience crafting the highly effective cases their clients need. Attorney Warren Lindsey has built a solid reputation for providing highly effective defense representation over the last 37 years. He is board-certified by the Florida Bar in criminal law, has received an *AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been selected for inclusion in Florida Super Lawyers from 2007 to 2014.
Highly Effective Defense Against Multiple DUI Offenses In The Orlando Area And Central Florida
Being convicted of a subsequent DUI can impact your life for years to come. We can offer the defense you need. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 407-278-7692 or 877-301-2280 or contact us online.
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