Taking the chance of driving under the influence is especially dangerous in Florida if you have had other DUI convictions in the past. Two other DUI convictions in as long as 10 years can make a big difference. Having previous DUI incidents during a 10 year time period will increase the penalty from a misdemeanor up to a felony, which could mean a prison term of as many as five years, as well as a fine of up to $5,000. You will have a felony conviction on your record for the rest of your life. If anyone suffered physical harm because you were driving under the influence, this is considered a felony in Florida, even if you were never convicted of a DUI before.
People make mistakes. You probably did not believe you would “blow over” when you took the wheel. The attorneys at Katz & Phillips can help you. We have a long history of experience with various DUI charges, ranging from misdemeanors to felonies. We have the experience, the know-how and the dedication to fight for you; your mistake does not have to affect the rest of your life. The long-term financial consequences of having a felony on your record can be severe. You do not want to this blemish popping up every time you apply for a new job or try to rent a home. You need aggressive support, someone who will fight to mitigate the damage of such a charge, especially when it is a multiple offense you are facing. A felony DUI involves much more than losing your right to drive for a while; it can mean extended jail time and a financial blow that will seriously impact you and your family for years to come.
A member of our firm will meet with you as soon as you call us if you are facing this sort of problem. We will thoroughly investigate the conditions of your arrest, such as whether or not law enforcement broke any rules when pulling you over. We will use any and all mitigating factors to get you the best possible result. We will fight hard to make sure you do not end up with a felony conviction on your record. Your mistake does not have to ruin the rest of your life.