What are the penalties for a DUI?
This is often one of the first questions our clients and potential clients ask. We understand that it is frightening to face criminal charges with associated fines and possible jail time. Our Jacksonville criminal lawyers want to help you understand your rights and the penalties you may be facing.
For your first DUI/DWI, your penalties may include:
- a fine between $500 and $1000, plus court costs
- for a blood alcohol level above .15, a fine of $1000 to $2,000, plus fees and court costs
- probation for up to a year
- 50 hours of community service
- driver’s license revoked for 6 months to 1 year
- 10 day-impoundment of your vehicle
- mandatory DUI classes
- up to 6 to 9 months in jail
- possible ignition interlock device for up to 6 months
In Florida, the penalties can escalate for repeat offenders. If this is your second, third, or fourth DUI/DWI, then the State may seek jail time in your prosecution.
Penalties For a DUI?
To speak with an experienced criminal lawyer in Jacksonville, please contact Hardesty, Tyde, Green, Ashton & Clifton, P.A., today. Our offices are conveniently located in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, Florida.
What constitutes a personal injury?
The most common personal injury is an auto accident, but the broad definition encompasses any situation where a person suffers harm due to the negligence of another person or entity. Early identification of a personal injury is important to the legal process. Many serious injuries occur each year involving:
– Auto accidents
– Premises liability accidents such as injuries caused by a slip and fall
– Medical malpractice/nursing home injuries
– Wrongful death
– Work-related accidents
– Animal attacks
– Faulty or malfunctioning products (product liability)