Did you know that Florida, like other states, is very strict about driving under the influence (DUI)? There are serious consequences if you are arrested for and convicted of drunk driving. Your future is at stake, especially if you are arrested and charged with driving with a blood alcohol level (BAC) of .15 or higher in Orlando after using an Intoxilyzer 8000 breath test.
Consequences For a DUI With A BAC Over .15
The punishments for driving with a BAC over .15 or higher include fines, jail time, community service, and losing of the privilege to drive.
For a first conviction, the fine ranges between $1,000 and $2,000 and a maximum sentence of nine months in jail. A person convicted of DUI will also do 50 hours of community service and spend up to one year of probation. The driver’s license will be suspended from six months to one year.
A second DUI conviction for .15 BAC, results in a fine between $2,000 and $4,000 and is punishable by up to one year in jail. A person will lose his or her privilege to drive for up to five years if the two convictions are within five years of each other.
The penalties continue to get worse for a third conviction and worse. In addition, a person may lose his or her driver’s license from 10 days after the arrest until the trial, unless he or she prevails at an administrative hearing. Also, a person convicted of DUI will pay much higher car insurance premiums once he or she can drive again.
Call an Orlando Attorney if You Blow Higher than a 0.15
You are always presumed innocent until proven guilty. If you are arrested for DUI, you should hire a knowledgeable attorney. At The Umansky Law Firm, our DUI attorneys can help you maintain your innocence and achieve the best possible result in your case. Hiring an attorney to protect one from a DUI conviction, especially for .15 BAC, could be a solid defense.
We provide a free case review at our Orlando office in order for our attorneys to examine the details of your case and begin structuring your defense using our strategy planning tool. Time is precious when dealing with DUI charges. Call us immediately.