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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.

Hear It From Our Clients

Read How We Have Successfully Defended Our Clients in Past Cases
  • “I would run to him in a minute if I need legal help.”

    Tina

  • “If you need an attorney, call Brian!”

    Cynthia

  • “Mr. Edwards saved us time, money and, most importantly; gave me peace of mind.”

    Lynn M.

  • “With Brian's help, guidance, and expertise, my charges were dropped before it ever went to a hearing.”

    David

  • “I cannot thank you enough!”

    Jennifer E.

  • “My mind was put at ease after speaking with.”

    Scott

  • “We always feel more comfortable executing a bond when you're on the case.”

    Second Chance Bail Bonds

  • “He will go above and beyond for you!”

    Kimberly B.

  • “I have dealt with many attorneys and none have been as forthcoming and caring as Brian.”

    George N.

  • “In an emergency situation, he was responsive, very helpful and always accessible.”

    Bill L.

  • “Brian is one of the area's best DUI attorneys.”

    Max B.

  • “Brian Edwards was amazing!”

    Brian

  • “I felt a lot better with you by my side. You're the best!”

    Jason S.

  • “If I ever need a lawyer, you will be the first one I call!”

    Debbie K.

  • “His fees are reasonable and I believe he secured the best possible outcome for me.”

    Jerry L.

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If you or someone you love has been arrested, contact us immediately.
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