DUI DEFENSE

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The Law Office of Lee Meadows has over 36 years assisting people needing guidance regarding Potential DUI Penalties. 

Successfully defending a DUI charge takes more than just calling the State Attorney and ending your case with a plea bargain. As a Tallahassee Attorney, I believe in practicing uncompromising defense strategies while focusing my personal attention to every aspect of your DUI case. The Law Office of Lee Meadows will make sure ALL possible defenses are explored. This will allow me to work for the best possible outcome and help protect your future.

DUI Penalties

  • There are several factors that could raise the penalties of a DUI, such as causing property damage, serious bodily injury, or death.  If you are charged with Driving Under the Influence, it is essential that you hire an experienced attorney to assist you.
  • Examples of circumstances which could increase penalties include: you have been convicted of DUI in the past, there was a minor in the car, your breath or blood alcohol level was over .15, and/or there was property damage, injury, or death. 
  • Some penalties that can be incurred as the product of a DUI arrest include probation, community service, DUI School, Victim Awareness Programs, evaluation and/or treatment for substance abuse problems, and ignition interlock.  The majority of these penalties require you to pay additional fees and court costs.

 

DUI Penalties as of January 2018:

  • First conviction:
    • Not less than $500 or more than $1,000.
    • If blood/breath alcohol level (BAL) was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000.
  • Second conviction:
    • Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000.
    • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, not less than $2,000 or more than $4,000.
  • Third conviction (within 10 years from the second offense):
    • Not less than $2,000 or more than $5,000.
    • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, not less than $4,000.
  • Third conviction (more than 10 years from second):
    • Not less than $2,000 or more than $5,000.
    • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, not less than $4,000.
  • Fourth or subsequent conviction: 
    • Not less than $2,000.
    • If BAL was .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, not less than $4,000.

For more information please visit:

http://www.leg.state.fl.us/Statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399/0316/Sections/0316.193.html

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