Being pulled over and charged with DUI is enough of a bad experience, but did you know when certain factors are also included the charges can be much more than just DUI? What this means is that the penalties will be higher, and so the defense you put on must be that much more aggressive. In order to reach a satisfactory resolution to your case, it is imperative that you pick the right attorney. Our criminal defense attorneys have experience defending crimes, and we take a special interest in DUI cases. We will work not only to lessen the impact the case has on your life, but also keep any enhanced penalties to a minimum.

Typical DUI penalties include going on probation for a period of time, and during that time you may be required to have an interlock device installed in your car. You will also have to pay fines and court costs, and will need to fight the revocation of your driving privileges in a separate administrative proceeding. Because no two cases are alike, it is good to know the top three ways these penalties can be added to, or enhanced:

  • Causing an accident with injury will result in additional charges being filed against you, and the punishment for this crime will be more severe than the punishment associated with a DUI that does not include an accident.
  • If you have a minor child in the car with you while driving under the influence the State can seek to increase the charges filed and impose a stricter form of punishment.
  • You will also face enhanced charges and more severe consequences if your blood alcohol is well beyond the legal limit, or this is not your first offense.

In order to reduce the impact that goes along with enhanced charges, call a qualified attorney today. There may be mitigating factors at work that will help to reduce the charges against you, and a complete investigation into the facts of your case is required to make that determination. Our approach to the defense of your case is based on your needs, and how to best obtain results that work for you and your family. Call us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.

For answers to questions about felony DUI’s, call an experienced criminal defense attorney today. Skilled criminal defense attorneys in Stuart and the Treasure Coast are here to help you reach workable solutions. Your first visit is a free initial consultation.