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Because DUI charges are common, many people think they are not serious. However, even just one DUI conviction can seriously hurt your reputation, work opportunities, educational opportunities, and more. Multiple DUI convictions stack up and could land you with years in jail or prison as well as hefty fines and other penalties. It’s worth it to get dedicated representation on your case as soon as possible.

With a St. Petersburg DUI attorney from Plotnick Law on your side, you can rest knowing that you have an aggressive advocate on your side. One of our attorneys was a former state prosecutor and knows how to best anticipate and attack the prosecution’s case against you. Our attorneys share 24 years of experience and have helped numerous clients in their pursuits of successful outcomes. No one can guarantee success, but our firm can certainly guarantee the level of service and representation you will receive throughout your case.

We are available 24/7 to take your calls. Get started with your free consultation by calling (727) 295-3558.

DUI Penalties in Florida

The penalties for a DUI in Florida will vary according to whether you already have a DUI conviction on your record within the past 10 years, whether anyone was hurt or killed while you were driving, and other such factors.

The following is an overview of basic DUI penalties:

  • First DUI offense: This could result in up to six months in jail and a fine of $500 to $1,000.
  • Second DUI offense: This could result in up to nine months in jail and a fine of $1,000 to $2,000.
  • Third DUI offense: This could result in up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.

In most cases, license suspension is another consequence of a DUI conviction.

Can I Refuse the Breath or Urine Test?

Florida has an implied consent law which means you are obligated to submit to any chemical or physical test that law enforcement may provide if you have been stopped under suspicion of DUI.

The penalty for refusing to take a Breathalyzer test is license suspension.

If you already have a license suspension for refusing the Breathalyzer test on your record, you could bring misdemeanor charges in addition to your license suspension. In addition, you may be disqualified from the Florida diversion program, which, in some cases, can lead to your charges being dropped.

Even if you refuse the test, you can still be convicted of DUI.

Whether you decided to refuse the test or not, our St. Petersburg DUI lawyers can help you navigate the aftermath of your decision. We can assist you in obtaining a temporary driver’s license and fight to have your charges reduced, if at all possible.

Call Plotnick Law 24/7 to Discuss Your Case

Let our skilled St. Petersburg DUI attorney fight on your behalf. The sooner we get started on your case, the better your chances will be. We are available around the clock to take your calls, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us about the details of your case. We can guide you through every step of your case and fiercely advocate for you.

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