Drunk Driving Accidents in Miami
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In the state of Florida, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle while under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or both. Additionally, it is also a criminal offense to operate a motor vehicle with a breath/blood alcohol concentration of 0.08% or higher. Committing either one of these criminal offenses could result in multiple harsh legal penalties if you are convicted.
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If you are convicted of DUI in Florida, you are facing jail time, hefty fines and court costs, DUI school, and community service. You will also lose your right to drive and have your vehicle impounded for a set period of time. These consequences are very severe, and will only increase in severity if you caused an accident while driving under the influence.
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What Are the Penalties for DUI with Injury in Florida?
If you’ve been arrested for a DUI that has resulted in serious bodily injury, it’s imperative that you understand the severity of penalties associated with the offense. In Florida, law enforcement, prosecutors, and judges will readily punish a person who has caused a DUI accident. This is especially true if the DUI accident led to another person’s wrongful death, led to another person being injured, or led to substantial property damage.
People who drive under the influence and cause accidents will never have it easy in a court of law and have much to lose if they are convicted. If a DUI results in an accident that causes injury to another, the case will most likely be filed as a third degree felony, punishable by up to five years in Florida State Prison as opposed to a DUI without injury, which is a misdemeanor punishable up to six months in jail for a first offense.
Penalties for a DUI with injury include, but are not limited to the following:
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Up to 5 years of probation
- $5,000 in fines
- DUI substance abuse course
This is why it is always to a person’s benefit to hire an experienced DUI defense attorney immediately after he/she is arrested for driving under the influence. A lawyer can get involved from the onset and negotiate with prosecutors in attempting to a DUI accident charge reduced by challenging evidence and arguing on the person’s behalf.
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Hager & Schwartz, P.A. is a leading Florida law firm that is dedicated to representing individuals who have been charged with DUI and related offenses in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Volusia Counties and surrounding areas. At Hager & Schwartz, P.A., we are knowledgeable lawyers who are extremely familiar with Florida DUI law and the Florida legal system.
We are committed to providing every one of our clients with the defense and counsel they deserve. Call (305) 330-1360 today.