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Florida’s DUI penalties can have a lasting effect

Driving under the influence (DUI) is sometimes seen as a minor crime. However, Florida’s justice system takes it very seriously. If you have been cited for DUI, you may receive penalties that can cost you thousands of dollars and ruin your future job prospects. If you have been charged with driving under the influence, an experienced Florida DUI lawyer at our firm can provide valuable advice about your case.

Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. represents those who have been accused of driving under the influence in Florida and now face penalties. If you have been arrested for DUI, it is important to speak with an experienced Kissimmee DUI attorney.

Attorneys experienced with the DUI process

If you were arrested for drunk driving or involved in an accident after drinking, you are probably concerned about the possibility of doing jail time and losing your driver license. You may not be sure what to do next. We are here to help you throughout your case.

We have tried many DUI cases, including jury trials and nonjury bench trials. Our priority is to get you back on the road so you can get your life back to normal as quickly as possible.

A DUI conviction carries significant penalties

The consequences of an arrest for DUI are no laughing matter. The legal limit for Blood Alcohol Content (BAC) in Florida is .08 percent. That limit is reduced to .02 percent for drivers under the age of 21. If you are convicted of drunk driving, you face a minimum of three days’ mandatory jail time. However, it may be possible to get a waiver of this requirement by participating in a driver’s intervention program.

Other penalties may include:

  • Hefty fines
  • Suspension of your driving privileges
  • License revocation
  • Vehicle forfeiture
  • Community service
  • Lengthy probation
  • Forfeiture of property or assets
  • Forfeiture of certain basic civil rights

Forfeiting your driver license can cost you your job, and a conviction can interfere with your ability to pass a background check for another position. One of our criminal defense attorneys can work on your case and do everything possible to keep this from happening to you.

We begin work on your case immediately

You only have 10 days from the date of the DUI arrest to request an administrative hearing with the Department of Motor Vehicles, so it is important to quickly retain an attorney who can address your case. You may request to be granted hardship driving privileges while you are involved in the legal process of defending yourself against DUI charges.

We fully examine the evidence against you, including the police report and Breathalyzer test results, to determine whether it is admissible in court. We understand the legal requirements that apply to evidence in drunk driving cases in Florida, including the calibration of breath test devices.

Contact us if you have been charged with DUI in Kissimmee

If you have been cited for driving under the influence of alcohol, do not wait to contact a Kissimmee DUI attorney. Salazar & Kelly Law Group, P.A. handles DUI cases and criminal law in Kissimmee and throughout Central Florida. Schedule an initial consultation about your case by contacting us at 407-483-0500 or online.

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