Under Florida Law, these penalties are very extensive. They go up depending on if you’re a first offender, second offender, whether it’s a misdemeanor or it’s a felony. But you are going to be looking at a list of issues that have a very broad opening that the judge can interpret.
This is what makes DUIs different than most of the laws. In that, there is a wide range of punishment that they can go through, and that’s what makes it so dangerous. You’re going to be looking at fine, a court cost, a probation, of victim impact panel, community service hours, driver’s license suspension, interlock device, DUI school, random drug and alcohol testing, the list goes on.
And all of these have wide range and that’s what it makes it different. What I mean by ranges is, let me give you an example on community service. The minimum community service for a first offense DUI is 50 hours. They can obviously go for more than that.
That is just one example of all of that list I went over. Where they have a range of minimums to maximums where they could really screw you over and you don’t even know what’s happening.
That is why we always say it is important to make an informed decision. And we would like to help you with that information. All you have to do is call my office and call as fast as possible because that 10-day window is closing on your right to drive.
We can walk you through all the aspects of your case, once we figure out the exact details of your case. We can let you know specifically what you’re dealing with. Of course, it is a free consultation. We can setup in-person consultation or we can even do it over the phone, if that’s more convenient for you.