What You Need To Know About Your DUI/DWI Charge
The severity of penalties for a DUI depends on several factors, including your age, prior DUI convictions and other circumstances of the incident. Regardless of the situation, you may face fines, jail time and the required use of an ignition interlock device in your vehicle.
If you’ve been charged with DUI, it’s important to get legal help as quickly as possible. Our criminal defense attorney is committed to protecting your rights and making sure your side of the story is heard. Don’t let one mistake hurt your future – call our legal team at Lewin Law Firm, PLLC today.
Penalties For Your First And Second Intoxicated Driving Charges
Penalties for your first and second DUI conviction may include:
- Jail time
- The required use of an ignition interlock device
- Community service
Additionally, your license may be revoked for a set period of time and your vehicle may be impounded if you are convicted. However, the sentence depends on the judge and details of the event. For example, if you had an underage passenger in the car, the penalties may be more severe because of the possibility of minor endangerment.
A Third DUI Conviction May Be A Felony
If a third DUI conviction occurs within 10 years of a prior conviction, it is considered a felony. At this point, the potential penalties are generally increased, and your driver’s license could be revoked for up to 10 years. You may also be required to enroll in a substance abuse course. Failure to fulfill all the requirements of your sentence may result in further penalties.
How We Can Defend You
It’s possible to defeat a DUI charge, but it takes a skilled legal advocate and a solid defense. At our firm, we will look at the details of your case and question the legitimacy of every decision officers made during your arrest. We can also examine the equipment used to test you for sobriety and evaluate whether proper procedures were followed.
Call For Your Free Consultation
What happens next is up to you. If you want a legal advocate you can trust to work closely with you from day one, call us today at 561-425-6250 or send us an email. We will fight your DUI charge and defend your freedom.