Millions of people are arrested every year for drunk driving, and the chances are that you know someone or at least of someone in your immediate circle that has gotten a DUI. The fact that DUIs are relatively common does not mean that they are “no big deal,” however, and it’s important to be aware of the fact that even a first offense can result in serious consequences.
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Under Florida Law, if you are convicted of DUI, you could face fines of up to $1,000 and 6 months of jail time. While these penalties are themselves serious, it’s also important to consider the potential collateral consequences of a conviction. Collateral consequences are the consequences you can face as a result of having a conviction on your record. Some of the more common collateral consequences of DUI conviction include:
Fortunately, an experienced lawyer can often mitigate the potential consequences you are facing. In some cases, your attorney may even help you avoid a conviction by securing an acquittal at trial or getting you into a DUI diversion program.
If you have been arrested for drunk driving, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can. Sean Harnage is a criminal defense attorney in Melbourne, Florida, who knows how to defend the rights of the accused. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 321.549.7886 or send us an email through our online contact form.