Prior Florida DUI Convictions
Polk County DUI Attorneys And Lawyers Fighting Multiple Drunk Driving Charges
With drunk driving offenses in particular, having prior convictions on your record will mean increased penalties and more serious consequences if you are convicted for a new offense. Florida DUI law is particularly harsh on repeat offenders. It is important that you consult a criminal defense attorney as soon as possible following your arrest.
At Finebloom & Haenel, we represent defendants in DUI cases throughout all of Polk County and the surrounding areas in Florida. As experienced lawyers we understand how to challenge your new offense even when you have one, two, three or more prior DUI convictions on your record. Our legal team includes former prosecutors and public defenders who fully understand both sides of any Polk County DUI case and will use this knowledge to your benefit – whether you choose an attorney at our firm to represent you or you simply contact us for a free initial consultation. It is our goal to provide you with the legal guidance you need to make the right decisions about your case.
The main penalties associated with a Polk County DUI conviction will be imprisonment, fines and driver’s license suspension. These three increase dramatically the more convictions you have. Following are the basic penalties associated with multiple DUI offenses in Florida. However, it is important to note that the penalties may vary depending upon the particular case.
- First DUI: up to 9 months imprisonment, fines of up to $1,000, and driver’s license suspension of up to 1 year.
- Second DUI (within 5 years): 10 days to 12 months imprisonment, up to $2,000 in fines, and a minimum license suspension of 5 years.
- Third DUI (conviction within 10 years of most recent offense): 30 days to 5 years imprisonment, up to $5,000 in fines, and up to 10 year driver’s license revocation.
- Fourth DUI:up to 5 years imprisonment, up to $5,000 in fines, and permanent driver’s license suspension.
Multiple DUI Offenses? Contact a Florida DUI Attorney
Do not hesitate to contact a criminal defense attorney at Finebloom & Haenel regarding your Polk County DUI. Particularly if you have prior convictions on your record, you will need the best representation you can get.
Contact our firm today to discuss your multiple DUI offenses with a skilled lawyer.