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DUI Lawyers in Fort Walton Beach

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In cases of driving under the influence, one mistake can quickly affect the rest of your life. Well beyond completing a sentence, a DUI conviction can continue to negatively impact you. Even if a sentence is not served, a charge on your record can restrict your driving rights, limit your job opportunities, and disrupt many other areas of your life.

To avoid the numerous setbacks that can be caused by a DUI charge, you need the defense of our experienced Fort Walton Beach criminal attorneys. We understand what is at stake when you are arrested for driving under the influence, and are prepared to do what we need to protect your future.

Call (850) 972-2233 or use our online contact form to schedule a case evaluation with our team.

Penalties for Driving Under the Influence in the State of Florida

Potential DUI sentences in Florida depend on the circumstances of each situation. Repeated offenses are an important parameter for determining the consequences for a DUI crime.

A first-time DUI offender can face up to six months in prison, a fine ranging from $500 to $2,000, a minimum 180 day license suspension and a maximum penalty of up to one year of suspension. Defendants who have committed their second offense can be imprisoned for up to nine months, pay $1,000 to $4,000 in fines, and have their license suspended for five years. Third-time DUI offenses are subject to up to five years in prison, fines of $2,000 to $5,000, and a maximum license suspension period of ten years. Any offense beyond the third is considered a third-degree felony, and is grounds for stricter penalties.

Anyone charged with driving under the influence in the state of Florida may be required to install an interlock ignition device in their vehicle, regardless of if the defendant is a repeat offender.

Refusal to submit to a sobriety test can result in fines, as well as one year of license suspension for a first offense and 18 months of suspension for second and third offenses.

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Don’t let a mistake ruin your life. Contact our team of Fort Walton Beach DUI lawyers, and learn how we can help you achieve the most favorable outcome in your case.

Send us a message online or call (850) 972-2233 to get in touch with Dowd Law Firm and discuss your case.

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