DUI Attorney Orlando

Being charged with a second DUI is a serious crime. In the state of Florida if you plead guilty or enter a plea to the charge the court is required to impose mandatory minimum penalties. The severity of the penalties will depend on if the charge has happened with in 5 years of your first DUI conviction.

Penalties Within 5 Years of your First Charge in Orlando, FL

Unless a conviction is avoided, these penalties are required under Florida Law for your second conviction within 5 years:

  • Revocation of your Driver License of a minimum of 5 years
  • Jail time with a minimum of 10 days and a maximum of 9 months unless the your BAC reading is over .15 or a minor is present in the vehicle than the maximum penalty s 12 months.
  • Probation (maximum of 12 months)
  • Minimum fines of a $1,000 and a maximum of $2000. If your BAC is over .15 or a minor is in the vehicle the minimum fine.
  • 50 hours of community service
  • DUI School and Substance Abuse Evaluation
  • Ignition Interlocking Device

Penalties are going to become harsher and a judge will often times be less compassionate when hearing your side of the story in court.

Penalties after 5 Years of your First Conviction in Orlando, Florida

If your second DUI conviction happens 5 or more years after your first conviction these mandatory penalties will be enforced by the state of Florida:

  • Fines between $1,000 to $2,000
  • A maximum of 9 months with no minimum jail requirement
  • Ignition Interlocking Device

Defense Strategies for a Second DUI in Florida

there are many defense strategies for a DUI. Because of the mandatory penalties for a second DUI charge an attorney will try and have your charges reduced to reckless driving or careless driving.

Contact an Orlando Second DUI Defense Attorney

The importance of being prepared for a trial especially like this one is that you will be fighting to mitigate or drop your case. This is especially important for a second offense of DUI, or even a third or fourth. Each one has higher penalties, fees, and license suspension times.

If you have been arrested for a second DUI contact our orlando DUI attorneys today for a free case review. Click here to contact us online or call us at 407-228-3838

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