DUI Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Fighting for Your Rights against a DUI
A DUI charge is one of the most common crimes committed in Florida. However, no matter how commonplace a DUI charge is, this can still have serious consequences to your name, freedom, and future. For this reason, it is important to have an experienced and aggressive Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney defending you. At The Legal Justice Center, we can provide you with the representation you need to have your DUI charge reduced or even dismissed. With over 20 years of representing thousands of clients in a wide range of criminal cases, we are well-versed in the Florida court system and we are ready to utilize this on your behalf.
Our skilled lawyer has handled all types of DUI charges including, but not limited to:
- First time DUI
- Multiple DUI
- Felony DUI
- DUI with property damage
- DUI manslaughter
We are responsive and available to you 24/7. Call (954) 603-7212 for a free consultation!
Penalties for DUI Convictions in Florida
In Florida, if you are caught driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, you can be charged with a DUI. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, the state has mandatory penalties for DUI convictions.
If this is your first DUI offense, you can expect the following penalties:
- Fine ranging from $500 to $1000
- Jail time of up to 180 days
- Up to 12 months of probation
- A driver's license suspension of 6 months to a year
- Mandatory DUI & substance abuse course
- Mandatory 10 day vehicle immobilization
- Community service of up to 50 hours
All of these penalties can increase if you are found to have an enhanced blood alcohol level, or if you have a minor in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.
Many Florida circuits offer DUI Diversion Programs for certain DUI crimes. The Legal Justice Center can determine if a DUI Diversion Program is applicable to your case. These programs typically last 12 months, but upon successful completion, your DUI charge will be reduced to Reckless Driving. In the event that a DUI Diversion Program is unavailable to you, our criminal defense attorney in Fort Lauderdale is prepared to take your case to trial and ensure that you are aggressively defended and all of your Constitutional rights are protected.
Discuss your DUI case through our free consultation when you call (954) 603-7212!