The consequences one suffers for driving under the influence are severe. They have a wide and varied array of consequences that are mainly based on your prior record. Even if this is the first DUI you have received, you can still suffer many consequences including:
-Driver’s license suspension for up to 1 year
-Fines and court costs
-Hours of community service
Having an experienced attorney can help make sure you are treated fairly throughout this process. DUIs are a serious offense in Florida and have many particular aspects. For example, Florida law makes it illegal to be both driving and operating a vehicle under the influence. “Operating” means being “in actual physical control” of a vehicle. If an impaired person was asleep in the driver’s seat with the keys in hand, they could receive a DUI.
If you or someone you know has received a DUI, an experienced criminal defense attorney can help. They will guide you through the ordeal and help you get your life back to normal. If you would like an experienced DUI attorney, please call the Law Office of John R. Vitola. We will do our best to defend your rights and keep your record as clean as possible.