Drunk Driving “DUI” in Duval, Nassau, or Clay Counties
DUI and related offenses are some of the most common areas of practice our firm handles. DUI enforcement is particularly aggressive in Nassau County, Florida. Recently, we have seen an increase in unconstitutional traffic stops, leading to bad DUI arrests. If you or a loved one has recently been arrested for the crime of DUI, call our firm immediately for your free consultation. A DUI arrest places one’s driving privileges in jeopardy, and you ONLY HAVE TEN DAYS from the date of arrest to request an administrative hearing, challenging the suspension.
The Criminal Penalties for DUI Offenses Are Severe
The criminal penalties for a DUI are serious. For a first offense, a convicted defendant faces a fine that ranges from $250 to $500 and the potential for up to six months in jail. For a second offense, the convicted defendant faces fines ranging between $500 and $1,000, as well as up to nine months in jail.
If a person is convicted of a third DUI within 10 years of a prior conviction, they face a possible third-degree felony charge, which can result in a 10-year driving suspension, incarceration, and two years of placement of an interlock ignition device on the defendant’s car at the defendant’s sole expense.
Our firm has extensive experience fighting DUI charges. We have successfully litigated suppression issues related to the traffic stop, challenged administrative suspensions, attacked the administration of field sobriety exercises, won dismissals, and obtained countless reductions to a lesser charge of reckless driving. CALL TODAY to find out how we can help you.