Attorney Zahra Umansky represented a client charged with committing a second DUI within 5 years of a first DUI conviction. A second DUI conviction within 5 years of the first carries a mandatory 10 days in jail, 5 years driver’s license suspension, 30-day impoundment/immobilization of vehicle, 1-year ignition interlock device, $1000 fine, and many other consequences. Attorney Umansky filed motions to suppress challenging the State’s evidence and the law enforcement’s actions. The Court denied the motions; however, the Court indicated to the State that the defense had shown during the course of the hearing that the State’s case was weak. Attorney Umansky was able to negotiate an amended offer of reckless driving for her client. As part of the plea offer, Attorney Umansky was able to avoid any driver’s license suspension, impoundment, ignition interlock device, and jail time for her client. Additionally, Attorney Umansky was able to get the Court to dismiss the civil tickets the client had received in conjunction with the case.
Receiving charge consequences such as license suspension, fines, and even jail time can have a severe impact on your life. Mrs. Umansky was able to give the client a second chance in this instance, even if it was their second DUI in a 5-year period. Typically, an individual will face much harsher consequences during a second DUI compared to a first DUI.
A second DUI is still a misdemeanor offense. While the penalties associated with DUI #2 resemble those of your first DUI, they are more severe. Those who face their second DUI in a five-year span face a multitude of statutory minimum requirements unless their charges are reduced or dismissed.
The sooner you work with a keen Orlando DUI lawyer, the better the outcome of your case can be. Our attorneys are dedicated to investigating each aspect of your case. We will fight to have your charges reduced or dismissed wherever possible and strive to preserve your future. Call (407) 228-3838 for a free consultation or email us about your second DUI case.
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