If you’ve been drinking and you decide to drive, you’re taking a big risk. If you’ve ever been charged or convicted of a DUI in the past, you’re taking an even bigger risk. People make mistakes. Sometimes they make mistakes more than once. If your mistake is a DUI, the penalties grow each time you’re charged. You need an experienced and dedicated Orlando DUI attorney quickly to try to keep a bad experience from getting worse.
In Florida, a second DUI conviction on top of your first within five years results in jail time of up to nine months. You could be fined up to $1,000 and lose your driver’s license for at least five years. Your vehicle could be impounded for up to a month. A third conviction inside of ten years is almost insurmountable. You could lose up to $5,000 in fines and a jail term becomes mandatory. This means the judge does not have the option of going easy on you. You’ll spend a month in jail. You’ll also be faced with not driving for ten years because you’ll lose your driver’s license. You’ll lose your car for three months as well. Three or more DUI convictions in ten years is a third degree felony.
You need help as soon as possible. These types of charges and penalties are not things you can handle on your own. If you try, you’ll risk the most serious of repercussions. Why accept that without a fight? The attorneys at Katz & Phillips are experienced when it comes to DUI defenses and we have successfully represented innumerable clients faced with the problem of multiple DUIs. We know that a second or third charge and conviction can ruin your life, and it’s our mission to prevent that from happening. Call us today for a consultation so we can go over each and every detail of your defense. If you were wrongfully charged, we can use that to make a difference. You don’t have to give up the next ten years of your life.