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Florida Law: DUI Penalties

Are you facing charges for driving under the influence of alcohol? If a law enforcement officer observed you swerving, changing lanes quickly, braking suddenly, or other forms of erratic driving behavior, they could have reasonable cause to pull you over. If they could smell alcohol, saw open containers in your vehicle, or you failed to successfully complete a field sobriety test or chemical test, you may be placed under arrest and brought into custody. This can prove to be a frightening situation for anyone. Not only that, but it can also be confusing and there could be many questions going through your mind.

One of the first questions which will undoubtedly come up is what the possible penalties you could be facing are. Every state is different, so it is important that you speak with a local attorney concerning your unique situation. The penalties will also vary based on the specifics of your case. For a first DUI conviction, you could be fined anywhere from $250 to $500. The court may also require you to complete 50 hours of community service and be placed on probation for up to one year. Your license could be taken away for a minimum of 180 days and you will have to complete 12 hours of DUI School. Not only that, but you may be imprisoned for up to six months.

With each additional DUI conviction you receive, the penalties will also go up. Other aggravating factors include: a minor in the vehicle, an extremely high BAC, an injury, or a death. If you are facing any of these penalties or have questions regarding your case, please do not waste any time in contacting a lawyer from our team of professionals. We are Tampa's premier DUI defense firm and will put all of our skill and ability into helping you. Contact a Tampa DUI attorney today to learn more.

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