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Aggressive Defense Against DUI Charges in Florida

DUI is a very serious issue. Not only could you face serious penalties if convicted, but these penalties could follow you for the rest of your life in some cases. You could lose your driver's license and possibly face jail time. Make sure you have the defense of a DUI lawyer in Fort Myers!

To understand their legal options after being arrested for a DUI in Fort Myers or in the Lee County area, it is important to consult with a Fort Myers DUI Defense Attorney as soon as possible. Contact Brian L. Edwards, Esq. today.

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Understanding DUI Laws in Florida

According to Florida Statutes §316.193 a person is guilty of driving under the influence of impairing substances when they have a BAC (blood alcohol content) reading of 0.08% or higher, or any traceable amount of impairing drug is in their system (0.01 or higher).

The penalties for conviction of this crime can be severe in the state of Florida, depending on any prior convictions, and various circumstances under which you are charged.

  • For example, the penalties will increase if your BAC is found to be at 0.15% or higher, or if there is a minor under the age of 18 in the vehicle at the time of your arrest.
  • For a first conviction, you could face imprisonment, fines, probation, court-ordered community service, vehicle impoundment, driver license revocation, and others.
  • For multiple convictions the penalties will greatly increase.

What are the Penalties for a DUI in Fort Myers?

DUI convictions in Fort Myers Florida may result in jail sentences, fines, ignition interlocks, probation, and community service. A criminal record can adversely affect an individual's ability to obtain employment, housing, and student loans. An individual convicted of DUI for the first time can receive the following punishments:

  • Fines of up to $2,000 are possible.

  • A jail sentence of up to nine months is possible depending on the circumstances.

  • Volunteerism.

  • A probationary period.

  • Up to 10 day vehicle impoundment

  • Installation of an Ignition Interlock Device on the vehicle for use up to six months.

  • Driver's license suspension.

  • Taking a substance abuse class.

    Contact Our Fort Myers DUI Attorneys Today

    At Brian L. Edwards, Esq., we understand the implications of a DUI conviction. DUI penalties can be severe, not only could you face extensive fines, but you could face license suspension as well. If your driver license is revoked then your transportation situation could become dire. If you are unable to get to work then you could lose your job. The downward spiral is quick and extremely harsh. For this, and many other reasons, it is vitally important that you retain the skilled legal assistance of a Fort Myers criminal defense lawyer in your case in order to combat the charges against you.

    Our firm knows how to build a strong defense of your case and fight for your rights in court. It is important for you to know that there is no evidence brought in a DUI case that our firm cannot aggressively fight against. Human error is always a possible factor, and there are many cases where police officers obtain evidence in such a way that violates your constitutional rights to privacy. We will explore all options and provide you with aggressive representation if you choose to work with us.

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    Read How We Have Successfully Defended Our Clients in Past Cases
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    • “In an emergency situation, he was responsive, very helpful and always accessible.”

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