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Drunk Driving

Simply because drunk driving is one of the most common reasons for arrest in Florida does not mean that anyone should have to traverse the court system alone. Having a good Florida criminal defense lawyer by your side can mean the difference between more or less freedom, as well as the difference between having to pay higher or lower fines.

 

There are many different laws related to drunk driving in the state of Florida. If you are being charged with a crime related to driving or boating under the influence, it is important that you know your rights. It is also important to understand the difference between these types of offenses. DUI laws vary from state to state.

 

DUI and DWI Laws in Florida

Being charged with a DUI in Florida means having a blood alcohol level of at least .08. This equates to .08 grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood or 210 liters of breath. The breathalyzer test is the most common method used to detect whether or not someone has been drinking while driving. This method, along with other types of field sobriety tests, have been under significant scrutiny in recent years. Contacting a Florida criminal defense lawyer can have a big impact on your case.

 

The penalties for drunk driving in Florida can be quite severe. The first offense carries with it a fine of between $250 and $500, along with the potential for up to six months in jail. The second time that a person is convicted of a DUI in the state of Florida, the fines more than double, and the potential for jail time goes up to nine months. In addition, an ignition interlock device for the defendant's car may be required. In this instance, the defendant is responsible for the cost of the installation of the device. The third conviction of a DUI within 10 years is a third-degree felony in the state of Florida, which carries with it a penalty of up to a year in jail.

 

In addition, being convicted of crimes related to drunk driving or operating a boat while under the influence of alcohol in Florida can result in the suspension of one's license for a period of time. The defendant may also be required to attend DUI school, retake a driving test, or pay a fee to have their license reinstated. All of these costs are in addition to standard court fees.

 

Don't let getting stuck with a DUI or BUI offense cost you more than it should. If you are charged with driving under the influence or boating under the influence in Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, Gulf Beach, Milton, Navarre, or Escambia, Santa Rosa or Okaloosa counties, Florida criminal defense lawyer T. Andrew Marks can help stand up for your rights. Call to discuss your case over the phone or schedule a free consultation today.

 
 
   

Assault & Battery

Community Control Violations

Disorderly Conduct

Disorderly Intoxication

Domestic Violence

Drug Crimes & Drug Trafficking

Drunk Driving

DUI & BUI

Expungment

Forgery & Counterfeiting

Juvenile Crimes

License Revocation

Probation Violations

Resisting without Violence

Sex Crimes

Stalking

Theft Crimes

Traffic Offenses

Weapons Offenses

White Collar Crime

Worthless Check Offenses

 

WHY T. ANDREW MARKS?

Andrew has represented thousands of criminal defense clients, which include over 100 jury trials to verdict. Andrew vigorously defends his clients' legal rights through aggressive representation. Plus, he will personally return your call!
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ABOUT T. ANDREW MARKS

Andrew Marks is Florida criminal defense attorney. Based in Pensacola, he represents adult and juvenile clients charged with misdemeanors & felonies in Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa and Walton Counties in Florida.
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T. Andrew Marks represents clients who have been arrested in Florida for Assault & Battery, BUI, DUI, Forgery, Kidnapping, Restraining Orders, Lewd or Lascivious Conduct, Robbery & Theft, Sexual Battery, Weapons & Firearms, Worthless Checks, Burglary, Domestic Violence, DOMV Injunctions, Drugs, Driving Under the Influence, False Domestic Charges, Felony Sentencing, Forgery & Counterfeiting, Resisting With Violence, Resisting Without Violence, Stalking, Traffic Offenses, White Collar Crime, Disorderly Conduct, Drunk Driving, Expungement, Juvenile Crimes, Probation Violation, Sex Crimes, serving all clients throughout Florida, including Escambia County, Santa Rosa County, Okaloosa County, Walton County, Holmes County, Pensacola, Perdido, Cantonment, Jay, Beulah, Milton, Pace, Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Fort Walton Beach, Eglin AFB, Pensacola NAS, Destin, Crestview, Niceville, Valparaiso, Sandestin, Miramar Beach, Santa Rosa Beach.