Are you a resident or student in Trinity Florida who has been arrested and charged with DUI? Are you looking for aggressive dui representation to protect your rights? At Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins our firm provides qualified and professional dui attorneys in Trinity who are dedicated to your dui defense!
As part of our comprehensive defense our Trinity dui attorneys explore the options that are unique to your needs and your situation. Our experienced dui lawyers have litigated hundreds of dui cases and we are committed to providing the best dui defense to you!
One defense that may be available to you is challenging the reason you were stopped by law enforcement. In some cases breath test or blood results can be thrown out if the proper procedures are not followed. When you hire a dui lawyer Trinity law enforcement officials are put on notice that everything they did that night will be called into question. It is the first important step to protecting yourself against grave sanctions that can impact your home, school, work and social life. Not to mention the impact on your back account!
For instance, a conviction for a first time dui carries the following penalties:
- 12 months probation
- 50 public service hours
- Dui School
- Drug Evaluation
- 10 day impoundment of the vehicle you were driving
- An additional six month license suspension and
- A $500 fine
- If you blew over a .15 then the fine is increased to $1000
- If you blew over a .15 you will also be required to install an ignition interlock on your vehicle for at least 6 months.
If these are the penalties for a first time dui, it only stands to reason that subsequent arrests and convictions carry stiffer penalties. Second time dui convictions can be punishable by:
- All of the first time penalties listed above plus
- A minimum of 10 days in jail with a maximum of one year
- A $2000 fine
- A one year ignition interlock requirement and
- A five year license suspension
If you have a third or fourth dui conviction it can be charged as a third degree felony carrying a jail penalty of up to five years in prison and a $4000 fine!
These are the laws that apply to people over the age of 21. If you are a student or resident under the age of 21, then Florida’s “Zero Tolerance” laws apply. A Trinity dui lawyer can explain all the details of how the law applies to you. But the essence of the Zero Tolerance law is that law enforcement can ask any driver under the age of 21 to submit to a breath test if they believe that the underage party has been drinking. The request to submit to the test is excluded as a search and seizure under the law. If the underage person blows a .02 or higher it is a violation of the law. A .02 standard is very low, meaning you cannot even have one drink and drive. That is the purpose of the zero tolerance law. The dui lawyer you hire can discuss this in more detail if the law applies to you.
At Finebloom, Haenel & Higgins we realize there are several dui attorneys Trinity residents have to choose from. That is why we strive to be the most knowledgeable, accessible and dedicated dui lawyers in Trinity. We have dui attorneys who focus on dui defense. Our dui defense tem provides the most comprehensive dui defense from arrest to trial. To see how our representation can benefit you call us now at 813-200-4412. Our dui attorneys are available 24/7 for consultation. Let us help you fight your dui case!