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DUI Lawyers in St. Augustine

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A DUI conviction can impact nearly every part of your life. People who are found guilty of driving under the influence may be sentenced to jail, face significant financial repercussions, lose their driving rights, be unable to get certain jobs, and experience relationship strain and emotional distress. At Owenby Law, P.A., our St. Augustine DUI attorneys are prepared to protect your rights and defend you from the potential consequences of a DUI conviction.

We provide free case evaluations 24/7 — call (904) 770-3141 or send us a message to reach our attorneys.

What are the Consequences of a DUI in Florida?

Florida residents who are faced with DUI charges may be imprisoned, fined, or have their license suspended or revoked. Penalties can vary and increase with each offense. In addition to jail time and financial penalties, a person charged with DUI may also be sentenced with probation, vehicle impoundment, community service, and DUI classes.

Driving under the influence is typically considered as a misdemeanor offense in the state of Florida, except in cases of aggravated DUI (for example, when injuries occur) or multiple offenses. A DUI is a felony in Florida if it is the third offense in ten years or a fourth (or additional) offense.

DUI penalties in the state of Florida may include:

  • Up to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, and/or up to 1 year of license suspension for a first offense.
  • Up to 9 months in jail, up to $2,000 in fines, and/or 5 or more years of license suspension for a second offense.
  • Up to 5 years in jail, up to $5,000 in fines, and/or 10 or more years of license suspension or permanent revocation for a felony offense.

What if I Refused to Take a Breathalyzer Test?

During a DUI stop, the officer who arrested you may have asked you to take a breathalyzer test or field sobriety test. People who are accused of driving drunk are not legally required to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Although you cannot be forced to take the test, refusing to do so can have consequences. A person who refuses a breathalyzer test when they are suspected of driving under the influence may face harsher legal penalties in the event of a conviction.

Will My DUI Case Go to Trial?

Whether or not you will need to go to trial to resolve your DUI case will depend on the details of your specific circumstances.

Our St. Augustine DUI lawyers craft individualized strategies for all of our clients. We do not apply a uniform approach to our legal practice, and rather aim to do what is right for every case. If a plea is a plausible resolution to your case, we have the negotiation experience that is necessary to successfully reach an agreement. When in-trial litigation is necessary, our attorneys can fight for you in court.

Before the legal process can even begin, people accused of driving under the influence must complete a hearing with the DMV. During this hearing, the DMV will decide if they are going to revoke or suspend your license. This hearing must be completed within 10 days of arrest.

Schedule a free consultation with our legal team to learn how we can help with your case. We can represent you during your DMV hearing, in plea negotiations, and in trial.

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When you choose Owenby Law, P.A. to defend you against criminal charges, you choose top-notch legal acumen and attentive service. All of our clients begin their case with a no-cost consultation and continue to receive individualized care throughout their time with us. To get started on your case, contact us today.

Complete our contact form and call (904) 770-3141 to reach our St. Augustine DUI attorneys and schedule a free consultation.

The Benefits of Hiring Owenby Law, P.A.

  • Free Initial Consultations
  • Successfully Handled Thousands of Cases
  • Backed by Over 15 Years of Experience
  • Personalized, Results-Oriented Representation
  • A Team of Compassionate Advocates On Your Side
  • Flexible Payment Plans Available