We try to answer below common questions asked by our clients about DUI under Florida law. Please do not hesitate to contact us at (407) 831-7800 or send us an email to email@example.com If you need legal assistance.
The short answer is often “yes”. There are a number of provisions in the Florida DUI laws that impose mandatory jail provisions for some DUI scenarios, including for a 2nd DUI within 5 years of a previous conviction date, or for a third DUI within 10 years of the date of the conviction for the person’s second DUI. However, in many cases, these do not apply to the client’s situation or the client elects to enroll in residential alcohol treatment, and jail can be avoided.
While any conviction for a crime can have some effect on a person, and while different people’s lives are affected differently depending on their situation or possibly their occupations, most of the time a first time DUI is not a life “ruining” event. It is, however, a wake up call or perhaps even a hard lesson learned for some people – again, everyone’s situation is different. Many times, it is simply the result of a poor spontaneous decision or last minute impulsive behavior, not linked to any pattern of abuse, and it certainly does not make the DUI client a bad person.
However, a conviction for DUI stays on one’s driving record for 75 years, according to the DHSMV, and can be very costly in terms of a combination of fines, costs, attorneys fees, insurance expense, freedom to drive one’s car without restriction or at all, having to pay for and utilize an ignition interlock device, and potentially employment consequences. An experiences DUI lawyer like Jack A. Kaleita can assist the client in defending a DUI allegation successfully and, as a result, sometimes avoid a conviction after an arrest for DUI.
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