Drunk Driving (DUI) is one of the most common types of crime in people of all types and ages. Is legally defined as possessing a blood alcohol level (blood alcohol level, BAL) or blood alcohol content (blood alcohol content, BAC) of 0.08% or greater. If you have been arrested and charged with driving under the influence or DUI and drugs, your driver's license will be confiscated, and although you will be given a temporary license until your hearing, only has 10 days to appeal the suspension of your license. The administrative hearing is an important aspect of your criminal case as it gives us the opportunity to hear the evidence against him and the officer's testimony before the process itself. It is vital to your case that you hire a DUI lawyer Fort Myers immediately after being arrested for driving while intoxicated. In Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys, began reviewing the case and determining the key strategy as soon as possible.
A conviction for driving under the influence, no accidents or background, can lead to six months in jail, license suspension for 6 months to a year, and thousands of dollars in fines and fees. If there are aggravating factors, such as an accident with property damage, injury or death, blood alcohol level greater than 0.15%, prior DUI convictions, or minor in the vehicle, the penalties range from nine months in jail and / or 2,000 in fines and 30 years in prison and / or $ 10,000 in fines. If found guilty, other possibilities include the installation of an ignition interlock vehicle, community service and probation. Furthermore, sentencing and penalties are more severe in the case of a second or subsequent offense of driving while intoxicated.If confronted for the first time to a charge of this kind, is a minor or is facing a felony DUI, you will need legal advice.
Criminal charges are serious business, and without an attorney criminal defense expert, could have a devastating impact on your future. If you are wondering if you lose your license, and if faced with the possibility of having a criminal record, jail or prison, interrupting work and family life by the inability to drive legally, and lose thousands of dollars in legal fees and fines need to make sure you are not putting your future or your rights at risk. A Fort Myers criminal lawyer at our firm can help you fight the charges and protect your future. We handle these cases for clients in Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Fort Myers and surrounding areas.
Please contact a Fort Myers criminal lawyer from our firm at once if you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated. We also invite you to visit our DUI website for more in depth information about our practice defense in cases of drunk driving.