DUI Lawyer in Cape Coral, FL
Proven Strategies, Unmatched Success
Drunk driving is one of the most heavily punished crimes in Florida and convicted offenders can expect harsh penalties. Avoiding such a conviction is not effortless, but it can be done with the right Cape Coral DUI attorney on your side. Look no further for aggressive advocacy than Brian L. Edwards, Esq.
Our firm remains up-to-date on the latest state DUI laws and has been actively practicing law for 15 years. As former prosecutors, we give clients a unique advantage in the courtroom that they may not have with other firms. Protecting your best interests is our first priority and we keep fighting until every possible avenue has been exhausted.
How is drunk driving penalized in Florida?
When someone is arrested for drunk driving, the court considers a variety of factors before assigning possible penalties. These factors can include the driver's past record, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) when arrested, and whether anyone else was affected by the offense.
Penalties for a first-offense DUI can consist of:
- Six to nine months in jail
- Up to $2,000 in fines
- License suspension for 180 days to one year
- Mandatory interlock ignition device (IID)
- Alcohol abuse counseling
Florida's lookback period is five years for a second offense and 10 years for a third offense, which is the period of time that prior convictions are relevant for current sentencing. While a BAC at or above .08 is considered illegal, penalties can be increasingly more severe for those with a BAC of .15 or higher.
Are you prepared for your court appearance?
Prosecutors begin gathering evidence against you the moment you are arrested and in order to counter this evidence, you need a team actively working on your behalf. At Brian L. Edwards, Esq., we are efficient and proactive when hired by an arrested individual.
Don't show up in court unprepared! Contact our Cape Coral DUI lawyer right away to begin defending your future.