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Being charged with a DUI can be a confusing, frightening, and intimidating experience. You may be stressed about how it will affect your future in terms of your ability to drive, your finances, your reputation, and your freedom. DUI charges should not be taken lightly. The state of Florida takes a hard line when it comes to driving under the influence. You will need to fight back with the help of a legal professional who understands the system, the charges, and how to deconstruct those charges to craft an effective defense. In your time of need, turn to our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense lawyer at the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird.

Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal in Florida, as it is across the nation. The legal limit regarding alcohol is .08% blood alcohol concentration (BAC). You may also be charged with a DUI for driving while under the influence of any drug, whether it is marijuana, an over-the-counter cold medicine, or a prescription drug ordered by your doctor. Any chemical substance that affects your ability to drive falls under DUI. Reach out to our Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer today to learn more.

Contact us online or call (954) 866-7719 to schedule a consultation with a Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer today.

How Severe Are Florida DUI Penalties?

A first-offense DUI carries many penalties, including the loss of your driver’s license for six months, up to $1,000 in fines, up to six months in jail, installation of ignition interlock device, mandatory probation, and 50 hours of community service. You also may be required to attend DUI school and get substance abuse treatment.

If you are charged with multiple DUIs within 10 years of your first DUI the penalties can increase to:

  • Second DUI - Up to $2k in fines, 9 months in jail, & 5 years of license suspension
  • Third DUI - Up to $5k in fines, 1 year in jail, & mandatory 10 year license suspension
  • Four or More DUIs - Minimum $5k fine, up to 5 years in jail, & the possibility of permanently loosing your driver's license

Do First Time DUI Offenders Go to Jail in Florida?

Yes, in Florida, first time DUI offenders can face charges of up to six months in jail, a fee of up to $ 1000, possibly having a driver's license suspension for six months, and fifty hours of community service.

    What Are Reasons That You Could Be Charged With a DUI in Florida?

      You can be charged with a felony DUI if:

      • Your BAC exceeds .15%
      • You drove while under the influence with a minor in your car
      • You caused an accident, injury, or fatality while driving under the influence

      Additionally, if you have been charged with a DUI chances are your license will be suspended. You have to make a DMV administrative review within 10 days of notice that your license was suspended. It is important to note that a DMV hearing is different than your legal court appearance and our firm is fully equipped to guide you through both.

      Contact us online or call (954) 866-7719 to schedule a consultation with a Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyer today.

      How Our Fort Lauderdale DUI Attorney Can Help

      Many technical and legal aspects of DUI arrests can be challenged. As a former prosecutor, our Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer is well-equipped to uncover anything that would mitigate or invalidate a DUI charge. Our DUI attorney understands the full consequences of how a DUI can negatively alter your life and that is why we fight aggressively to give you the full benefits of a sound defense.

      A skilled lawyer like Attorney Jaime A. Aird can provide comfort to Floridians facing criminal charges. Formerly a prosecutor, our Fort Lauderdale criminal defense lawyer understands criminal cases from both sides. You can take advantage of this unique perspective when crafting a defense that will stand up to the prosecution.

      We are here to help you when you feel as if your future is on the line. Each step of the way, we are committed to protecting your best interests and protecting your needs. Our attorney has your best interest in mind and will help you achieve the best possible case result.

      Find out how the Law Offices of Jaime A. Aird can defend you. Connect with us at (954) 866-7719.

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