Melbourne Multiple DUI Lawyer
When facing charges for multiple DUIs in Florida, you must hire an attorney skilled in this type of defense. As a Melbourne multiple DUI lawyer, I can protect your rights, prepare your defense, and give you the best chance of a reduced or acquitted sentence.
If you have been convicted of one DUI, you know that the penalties can be harsh. From probation and community service to fines and jail time, the law is set up to keep people off the streets if they have been accused of drinking and driving. The consequences get more severe for a second or third offense, so you must hire a Melbourne multiple DUI lawyer as soon as possible after your arrest.
The Penalties For A Second DUI
If you are convicted of a second DUI, you could be facing the following penalties:
- One year of probation
- Fines up to $2,000 (If the BAC was .15% or higher or a minor was in the vehicle, the fines can go up to $4,000.)
- Jail time of up to 270 days (If the BAC was .15% or higher or if a minor was in the vehicle, the maximum jail time is 364 days.)
- Mandatory attendance in DUI School Level 2
- Suspended license
- 50 hours of community service
- Payment of court costs and cost of prosecution
- Mandatory ten days in jail and 30-day vehicle impoundment if the second conviction is within five years of the first
The Penalties For A Third DUI
As you can imagine, the penalties are more severe the more DUI convictions you have. If you are facing a third DUI, you may be confronted with the following:
- Fines up to $5,000 if the third DUI offense takes place within ten years of the second
- Minimum fine of $4,000 if the BAC was .15% or higher or if a minor was in the vehicle
- Mandatory 30-day jail sentence if the third DUI conviction was within ten years of the first
- A Third-Degree Felony and a maximum of five years in prison if the third DUI is within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction.
- Vehicle impoundment of 90 days
- Mandatory installation of an interlock device on your vehicle for two years
- Minimum license revocation of ten years, with eligibility for a hardship license after two years if the first and second DUI convictions were in the last ten years
Fourth And Subsequent Offenses
When facing your fourth (or subsequent) DUI arrest, it is essential to note that it constitutes a felony charge, regardless of the time elapsed since your last conviction. This felony charge can result in a maximum sentence of five years in prison, a permanent revocation of your license, and fines of up to $5,000.
How Does The Law Office Of John A. Spellecy, PLLC, Defend Against Multiple DUI Charges?
Providing a strong defense for a client facing a DUI charge, whether it is your first or fourth offense, requires in-depth legal expertise and a robust litigation strategy. As a Melbourne multiple DUI lawyer with over 50 jury trials on my resume, I have the experience and skills to properly defend you against a DUI charge.
Staying informed about legal changes gives me an edge in defending you against both criminal and DMV charges. I will work tirelessly, researching and investigating every possible defense to achieve the best outcome.
I was able to get this client’s charges dropped, and he has this to say about his experience with my law firm:
“John was very responsive, extremely helpful, and went above and beyond, for my wife and I during this unfortunate time. My charges were dropped completely and John was always there when I needed. … Just an all around honest and good guy. Highly recommend.”
Contact my firm if you need a Melbourne multiple DUI lawyer. Schedule a free case evaluation so that we can discuss your unique circumstances and determine the best course of action to defend you against your DUI charge.