There are a number of factors that affect the type of DUI you are charged with and the resulting penalties. The state of Florida will consider:
- The number of DUI charges
- The time span in which those DUI charges occurred
- The recorded blood alcohol level
- Whether a minor was in the vehicle
If your blood alcohol level was greater than .15 or a minor was in the vehicle at the time of your DUI, you are subject to enhanced penalties. Penalties also increase with subsequent DUIs.
In any case, it is in your best interests to contact criminal defense lawyers who have a background in dealing with the state's DUI laws. At our criminal defense law firm, serving clients in Broward County and all over South Florida, we will develop a legal strategy to minimize your charges and penalties.
If you have been convicted of a DUI and are on probation, it is critical to maintain good behavior during this time. A drug, domestic violence, theft, or any other criminal charge could lead to further punishment.