Florida DUI\DWI Attorney
According to the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles, there were 55,762 DUI tickets issued in Florida in 2011, and 33625 of them resulted in convictions. If you are charged with DUI, you will need an experienced and aggressive criminal defense attorney who knows how to represent clients charged with misdemeanor or felony DUI.
At Stone & Capobianco, we have extensive experience representing all drivers, including adults, juveniles and commercial drivers. We offer legal assistance with these offenses:
- First DWI
- Second DWI
- Third DWI
- Juvenile or Underage DWI
- Felony DWI Charges
If you are convicted of any of these offenses, the fines and penalties can be costly and substantial, with long-term impact. For example, for only a first offense, the fine is at least $250 and can be as high as $500. The penalties can include community service, probation, DUI school, loss of your driver license, or even imprisonment. In addition, your automobile insurance premium will likely be increased – and a conviction will stay on your Florida driving record for 75 years.
The penalties become progressively heavier in the event of a second or third offense, or if another person is injured or killed as a result of a DUI accident. But Florida law imposes such serious penalties because drinking and driving causes accidents, injuries and deaths every day. We encourage people to drink responsibly, and not to drink and drive, but to use designated drivers or take taxi cabs when they drink in public.
If you have been charged with DUI/DWI, please contact our office for a free case consultation. The attorneys at Stone & Capobianco specialize in all types of Criminal Defense law including aggravated assault, aggravated Battery, disorderly conduct, DUI/DWI, drug crimes, manslaughter, murder and theft crimes. If you have any questions, please contact our firm today. Call 772-781-4357 today or fill out our client form here.