Miami Multiple DUI Attorney
Are you facing your second or third DUI?
Being charged with a DUI in the state of Florida is a serious matter in and of itself. But when a person is accused of a second or third DUI within a ten year period, the situation reaches a whole new level of intensity. Florida legislature has established mandatory minimum penalties for individuals who are convicted of multiple DUI charges within a certain time frame, and these penalties can have a devastating effect on an individual’s life.
For example, if you have a second DUI conviction that occurs within five years of a prior conviction, you will automatically spend a minimum of ten days in jail, suffer a five-year driver’s license suspension, pay a $2,000 fine and be forced to install an ignition interlock device. If this is your third DUI conviction within ten years of the first two DUIs, these mandatory penalties will be raised to 30 days in jail, a ten year driver’s license revocation, and a two-year ignition interlock device. Below are the exact penalties for second, third, fourth and subsequent drunk driving offenses:
- Second DUI: If it has been more than five years since your first conviction, then you will face a 180 day to one year license revocation. If the second offense was within five years since your first, then you will face a minimum five year revocation of your license. After one year of revocation, you may apply for a hardship license.
- Third DUI: If the third DUI is more than ten years after the second, then you will have your license suspended for 180 days to one year. If the offense is within ten years of the second, then there will be a ten year revocation period. You must wait two years before applying for a hardship license.
- Fourth or Subsequent DUI: Your driving privileges will be permanently revoked, however you may be able to apply for a hardship license from the date of conviction.
Avoid prison, fines & other consequences!
Multiple DUI charges can result in life-changing penalties, and you should never try to face charges of this nature alone. Without the help of an attorney, you will be left helpless against a tough prosecutor who wants nothing more than to see you suffer the maximum penalties available under the law. If you are convicted of a ‘third-within-ten’ or a fourth DUI, you will likely face time in state prison in addition to penalties such as extensive license revocations, vehicle immobilization, huge fines, an ignition interlock device, and lengthy probationary periods.
Talk to an experienced Miami DUI lawyer at Parks & Braxton, PA today about your multiple DUI charges. No situation is hopeless, and our firm the capability to handle even the most challenging of cases. With over 40 years of combined legal experience, our team can look into your case and start constructing your defense from the moment you call. We have already handled thousands of cases successfully, and we want to help you next!