Bradenton Attorney Handling Repeat DUIs And Drunk Driving Offenses

Multiple DUI offenses expose you to high risk of severe penalties, including jail time, expensive fines, lengthy driver's license suspension, job loss and other losses of freedom.

Possible Penalties For Repeat Offenses

The full list of penalties for conviction of a second DUI or more in Florida includes:

  • A fine of $500 to $5,000 depending on your blood alcohol content (BAC) and prior DUI history
  • Jail time of up to five years
  • Probation of up to five years
  • License suspension ranging from six months to five years
  • License revocation if convicted of a fourth DUI
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) installation in all vehicles you drive for at least one year at your own expense
  • Possible vehicle impoundment for 10 days
  • Completion of the DUI Counterattack School Program
  • Possible substance abuse evaluation and treatment completion

If you are a commercial vehicle driver, you could lose your CDL. Jail time of at least 10 days is mandatory on conviction of a second DUI within five years of your first DUI.

Contact me today if you or a loved one has been arrested on a DUI charge. I am D. Scott Rieth, a Sarasota-Bradenton drunk driving defense lawyer available to protect your rights 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I can be reached at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free to schedule a free initial consultation in my office, jail, hospital or other convenient location.

Challenging DUI Charges

Law enforcement officers and prosecutors begin compiling a case against you on the date of your arrest. They will work hard to convict you of the highest possible charge and maximum sentence. If you do not have a criminal defense attorney who is committed to reducing the charges, minimizing the consequences and fighting for your rights from day one, the punishments you face will come down on you like a ton of bricks.

Thorough independent investigation, case preparation and negotiations with the prosecutor on your case is critical to the preservation of your driving privileges, rights and freedoms in a DUI or traffic offense case, whether it is the first, fourth or greater set of charges that you have faced.

Aspects I May Be Able To Effectively Challenge

  • Probable cause for the traffic stop
  • Probable cause for arrest
  • Legality of search and seizure of any evidence against you
  • Breath test results
  • Chemical analysis of your blood and urine
  • Other procedural mistakes by arresting officer(s)

The prosecution is required to prove its case beyond a reasonable doubt. My strategies can make that burden of proof very hard to meet, and your case could even be dismissed under the proper circumstances.

Call A Second DUI Defense Lawyer

Contact me today to schedule a free and confidential initial consultation at 941-404-4192 or 888-352-3179 toll free.