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.
Find out more about the Ignition Interlock Device and DUI penalties by visiting the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles website. Contact us for your free consultation so that we may evaluate the penalties you may be facing.