Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is a serious crime with serious consequences. For a first conviction of DUI, the maximum penalty is 6 months incarceration, a $1000.00 fine, and a 1 year suspension of your driver’s license. Being involved in a crash, having a breath or blood alcohol level greater than .15, or having a minor in the vehicle, are each considered “enhancements” meaning the potential penalties get much more severe.
If you refuse to provide a breath, blood, or urine sample, or provide a breath or blood sample over a .08, the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles will automatically suspend your driver’s license. Even if the criminal charges are ultimately dismissed, this license suspension is automatic and it is imperative you immediately take action. In most instances, you must take action within 10 days of your arrest to obtain a hardship license or challenge the automatic suspension.
If you have been charged with a DUI, it is imperative that you speak with one of our experienced Jacksonville dui lawyers. We can review your case thoroughly and assert any defenses you may have to the charges pending against you. We can help you determine if you are immediately eligible to obtain a hardship license or assist you in challenging the suspension of your driver’s license. Time is critical. Take action today to protect your rights and call our experienced Jacksonville dui attorneys.