Driving under the influence (DUI) is one of the more common types of crime that is committed by people of all types and ages. DUI is legally defined as having a blood alcohol level (BAL), sometimes known as blood alcohol content (BAC), of 0.08% or higher. If you have been arrested for and charged with driving under the influence or DUI of drugs, your license will be confiscated, and although you will be given a temporary license until your hearing, you only have 10 days to appeal your license suspension.
The administrative hearing is an important aspect of your criminal case because it gives us the chance to hear the evidence against you and the officer testimony before the trial itself. It is vital to your case that you retain a Fort Myers DUI attorney immediately after being arrested for DUI. At Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys at Law, we begin reviewing your case and determining the optimal strategy as soon as possible.
A conviction for driving under the influence, with no accident or prior record, may result in:
If there are aggravating factors, such as an accident involving property damage, injury, or death, a blood alcohol level of greater than 0.15%, prior DUI convictions, or a minor in the vehicle, penalties range anywhere from 9 months in jail and/or $2,000 in fines to 30 years imprisonment and/or $10,000 in fines. Ignition interlocks, community service, and probation are also possibilities if you are found guilty of DUI. Also, sentencing and penalties are enhanced for a 2nd or subsequent DUI offense.
Whether you are facing a first time DUI, an underage DUI, or a felony DUI offense, you are going to need legal assistance. Reach out to our firm at your earliest convenience to begin building a strong defense case.
Criminal charges are a serious matter, and without a skilled criminal defense lawyer, they could have a devastating impact on your future.
Some of the penalties you could face include:
You need to ensure that you are not putting your future or your rights at risk. A Fort Myers criminal attorney at our firm can help you fight your charges and protect your future. We handle these cases for clients in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and the surrounding areas.
Contact our firm at once if you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with DUI.