South Florida DUI Attorney
Florida DUI Lawyer
In the Florida courts, few things are more significant than a DUI charge. Whether it’s a misdemeanor or a felony DUI, this kind of accusation carries an intense stigma that can affect your family, your reputation, and if you’re convicted, your future for years to come. This is in addition to several possible legal consequences for a conviction, including stiff fines, lengthy jail sentences, and possibly, the permanent loss of your Florida driver’s license.
The penalties are the most severe when you are arrested for a Florida felony DUI, usually under these circumstances:
Violating Florida’s Zero Tolerance Law
If you were pulled over by a police officer who suspected DUI, you are under the age of 21, and your blood alcohol content (BAC) exceeded .02 at the time of the stop, you may be charged with a felony DUI.
DUI With Damage to Property
If you had a drink, drove your car, and then you caused any damage to property or to another person, you may be charged with a felony DUI.
DUI With Serious Bodily Injury
If a Florida motorist significantly harms any person while driving under the influence, including himself or herself, it is a third degree felony.
In the State of Florida, your third DUI conviction within 10 years of a prior conviction is considered a third degree felony. All subsequent DUI convictions are also treated as third degree felonies, and the ten-year parameter no longer applies.
DUI and Vehicular Manslaughter
If a Florida driver operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and causes the death of another person, including a pregnant woman’s unborn child, it is DUI Manslaughter. This is either a first or second degree felony, and a serious offense, as anyone convicted of this charge receives mandatory sentencing in the State of Florida.
Things That Can and Will Be Used Against You
If you are arrested and charged with any kind of DUI, please contact DUI defense lawyer Charles Mead immediately. As the Miranda warning says, anything you say to the police can and will be used against you in court. This is absolutely no time to take chances with your future.
With two decades of experience defending DUI cases, Boca Raton attorney Mead understands your need for discretion, safety, confidentiality, and an effective, no-holds-barred defense. He’s ready to educate you about your options, steer you away from making critical mistakes, and fully protect your rights, if necessary, in a court of law.
Please call today for a free initial consultation and evaluation of your case, including an assessment of whether the charges against you may be dropped.
You can reach the Law Office of Charles Mead by phone at (561) 362-6677 in Boca Raton, (561) 366-9565 in West Palm Beach, or (954) 493-7474 in Fort Lauderdale. Mr. Mead accepts most major credit cards and offers payment plans for your convenience.
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