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Penalties for a DUI Conviction in Florida

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If you operate a vehicle in our state, and are under 21 and you are found to have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.02% or more; you are 21 or older and have a BAC of 0.08% or more; or you are charged while working as a commercial driver and have a BAC of 0.04% or more, the state can charge you with a DUI, or driving under the influence.

DUI penalties have various components, including:

  • Possible jail time
  • Probation
  • Fines
  • Mandatory participation in classes
  • Alcohol rehabilitation treatment
  • Loss of driving privileges

The penalties can alter dramatically how you live your life. And these changes can be lengthy and very costly. At our firm you will be represented by a former prosecutor who knows exactly what it takes to win. Don't take chances; get a Highly Experienced criminal defense lawyer on your side at once.

Penalties for a Conviction

Penalties for a first time DUI offender over the age of 21 include an automatic minimum 180 day suspension with a maximum suspension of up to one year. If you refuse to submit to a breathalyzer test, the suspension is automatically one year. Persons under the age of 21 who test at .02 BAC or above are subject to an automatic 180 day suspension, and if they refuse to submit to the breathalyzer test, an automatic one year suspension.

A first time DUI conviction in Florida carries with it a fine of 250 to 500 dollars, community service of fifty hours, probation of up to one year, possible jail time of up to six months, twelve hours of DUI school and a license suspension.

Get a former prosecutor on your side.

Don't delay in hiring a highly skilled Fort Myers DUI attorney if you are ever arrested for a DUI. An experienced, confident and aggressive lawyer can often have the charges reduced or dismissed, saving you thousands of dollars and preserving your freedom and privilege of driving a vehicle. Contact us today so we can schedule an appointment to discuss the facts of your case with you.

Our lawyers at Calvo & Calvo, Attorneys At Law are knowledgeable, experienced and committed to serving you and protecting your liberty. Contact us today!

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