Tampa DUI Defense Lawyer
DUI laws are very strict in Florida. Anyone facing a DUI charge may be subject to losing their license, high fines, mandatory community service, and possible jail time. With your license, wallet, and freedom on the line, it is in your best interest to secure legal representation and guidance you can trust. Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group is the firm who can help you. We have years of experience helping Florida defendants get the best possible outcome for DUI cases. Contact our Tampa DUI defense lawyers today.
The potential penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida depend on the circumstances, such as if there was an accident involved. Having any other DUI convictions on your record also factors into what kind of penalty is possible.
The guidelines in Florida are as follows:
- 1st offense—$250 to $500 fine, license suspension up to 180 days, 12 hours of DUI school, jail time of less than 6 months (9 months possible if there is a minor in the vehicle), and 50 hours of community service.
- 2nd offense–$500 to $1,000 fine, license suspension from 180 days to 1 year, jail time of less than 9 months, with 10 days mandatory if it is a 2nd DUI in a five year period.
- 3rd offense–$1,000 to $2,500 fine, 5 year license suspension, jail time of up to 12 months. If it is the 3rd conviction in a 10 year period, license suspension can be for 10 years and there is a mandatory 30 days in jail.
- Subsequent offenses can mean up to 5 years in jail and revocation of a license to drive.
A felony DUI charge can result in 5 years in jail even if it is a first offense. A DUI manslaughter charge can lead to a jail sentence of up to 15 years and a $10,000 fine.
The consequences are too serious to not secure the best legal help there is in Florida. Whether it is a first offense or a DUI manslaughter case, we will investigate the facts, line up witnesses, investigate the police report, and give your case the attention it deserves. We can provide the resources needed to effectively fight for a favorable outcome. In many cases, we are able to negotiate a reduced sentence or charge. We may even be able to get the case dismissed altogether. Before you resign yourself to accepting a harsh sentence or penalty, Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group hear the facts of your case and decide if our Tampa DUI defense lawyers can help.
Contact Our Aggressive Tampa DUI Defense Lawyers
Our clients get the benefit of our experience and also the aggressive protection and representation needed to minimize the impact of a DUI charge. Everyone deserves to have someone in their corner, looking out for their future. If you are facing a DUI charge of any level, let us be the advocate who can help you get the results you need. Your job, family, and reputation may all be on the line.