Fighting DUI Charges in Florida
If you were arrested for drunk driving in Melbourne, you do not have to go through the legal system alone. At the Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers, we have more than 20 years of experienced defending clients against DUI charges in Florida. Defense is all we do. We know the people and the processes involved in Florida’s legal system, and our DUI lawyer in Melbourne will do everything we can to protect your rights.
Arrested for driving under the influence? Call the experienced criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers at (321) 218-5512 or contact us onlineto schedule a free initial consultation.
Do First Time DUI Offenders Go to Jail in Florida?
Yes, first-time DUI offenders can go to jail in Florida.
The sentence for a first-time DUI crime in Florida can cost you:
- A $1,000 fine
- Up to six months in prison
- A driver's license suspension for six months
- And community service equaling fifty hours
If you or someone you care about has been charged with DUI, it is important to act quickly. You only have 10 days, from the date of your arrest, to request a hearing to challenge the suspension of your driver’s license. I will file the paperwork and fight for your license at the hearing.
DUI Penalties in Melbourne, FL
Penalties for a DUI offender can include:
- Up to 1 year of probation and/or jail
- Fines of up to $1,000
- 50 hours of community service
- 10 days of vehicle impoundment
- Mandated DUI school
- Vehicle ignition interlock device
However, penalties for DUI offense in Florida can increase with each following offense and accident involvement.
Do You Need a DUI Lawyer in Florida?
DUI charges involve two separate legal processes:
- The administrative DMV hearing
- And charges in the criminal court
Even if you are found not guilty by a court, we will still need to deal with the DMV to get your license back. It can be very difficult to go through this confusing legal struggle alone. Our criminal defense attorney — Laura D. Siemers — handles these cases every day. We will guide you through the process and aggressively protect your rights.
How to Fight DUI Charges
We will challenge the legality of your arrest by asking the important questions such as:
- Was there probable cause to pull you over?
- Did the arresting officer tell you that your license would be automatically suspended if you refused a breath test?
- Does the video of the incident tell a different story than the police report?
Put 20+ Years of Experience on Your Side With Attorney Laura D. Siemers
The answers to these questions and others are vitally important to your case. It may also be possible to challenge the breath test results in your case. You need an experienced, aggressive Melbourne DUI lawyer on your side to protect your rights.
We will conduct a thorough investigation of your case, and help you understand your legal options. We may be able to have your case dismissed or reduced to a reckless driving charge.
The Law Offices of Laura D. Siemers is available around the clock to protect your rights. Call (321) 218-5512 or contact our DUI attorney in Melbourne, FL online to schedule a free initial consultation.
I could go home and get on with my life.- Louise
I felt that she really cared about me and my case.- Former Client