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Arrested for Drunk Driving? We Have Thousands of Cases Under Our Belts

Fort Lauderdale DUI Defense Lawyers

Representing DUI Offenders in Fort Lauderdale & Florida

If you've been arrested while driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you need a DUI attorney with thousands of cases under their belts. Our Fort Lauderdale DUI defense firm utilizes aggressive strategies that get our clients discharges, dismissals, or dropped charges.

We also represent clients in DMV hearings, helping ensure that they can drive to work or school while waiting for their trial date. Our goal is simple: fight for your future, keep your record clean, and get you out of trouble through any legal means possible.

Driving under the influence (DUI) of drugs or alcohol is a serious crime, and without representation from an excellent Fort Lauderdale DUI defense attorney, you could be facing significant and irreparable consequences. At Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A., we are aware that this is a difficult time in your life.

With the guidance and representation of our office, you will rest assured that every avenue of defense is explored and pursued.

We are available 24/7 and offer free consultations! Call 954.543.1788 today.

Penalties for DUI in Florida

Charges for DUI crimes get increasingly worse with each subsequent conviction. That's why fighting a DUI charge is vital, no matter the odds. If you give up your chance for a dismissal or acquittal on a first-time DUI, it makes you vulnerable for even worse consequences in the future.

For people who need to drive to work or school, you can't afford a single DUI conviction on your record because it will cost your driver's license and other licenses.

Although each case will be different, the penalties for DUI could include:

First-Time DUI

  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • License suspension for up to 1 year
  • Up to 50 hours of community service
  • Vehicle impound for up to 10 days
  • Fines of up to $2,000

Second DUI

  • Jail for between 9 months and 1 year
  • Mandatory installation of an interlock ignition device
  • Fines between $2,000 to $4,000
  • Completion of DUI school
  • License suspension for up to 1 year

Third DUI

  • Jail for up to 12 months
  • Ignition interlock device required for 2 years
  • Up to $4,000 in fines
  • License suspension for up to 10 years
  • Vehicle impound for 90 days

Multiple DUIs potentially affect nearly every area of your daily life. For one, frequent DUI charges could result in a felony DUI charge, which would have to be reported on all job applications, housing applications, loan applications, and other crucial paperwork.

Even if you're cold sober for 25 years, a felony charge would force you to pay more for housing (or live in less valuable neighborhoods). Our DUI defense attorneys understand the stakes our clients face, even before they do. That's why they turn to us for help.

How Does a DUI Become a Felony Crime?

While first offenses are often charged as a misdemeanor, there are instances where DUI can be a felony offense.

Just some instances where a DUI can be a felony:

  • Third DUI within 10 years of the previous 2 convictions
  • Fourth DUI regardless of when the last DUI occurred
  • DUI where another person suffers a serious bodily injury
  • DUI where an accident causes the death of another

Regardless of the reason your DUI charge was "upgraded" to a felony, such a charge could affect you for the rest of your life. When it's time to get serious, call Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A. as soon as possible.

Fort Lauderdale DUI Lawyers: Protect Your Right to Drive

Depending on the specifics of your case and DMV hearing, you could be facing other consequences, including extended jail time and increases in fines and license suspension. From the type of field sobriety tests to the type of chemical tests involved, each person's case is unique, but every person charged with DUI needs an attorney.

Even if you are innocent and you deny taking a breath or blood test, you could still be subject to penalties. It is important that you contact Rudenberg and Glasser, P.A to retain the help of a Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer.

Want to learn more? Contact our law firm's office by calling (954) 543-1788 to consult a defense lawyer or complete an online free case evaluation form.

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