At Aaron Delgado & Associates, we understand that being charged with a misdemeanor DUI can be a scary and confusing experience. If you've been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) and charged with a misdemeanor offense, our experienced criminal defense attorneys can help.
A misdemeanor DUI is a criminal offense that involves operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A DUI charge is considered a misdemeanor if it is a first or second offense and no one was injured as a result of the driver's actions. While a misdemeanor DUI is less serious than a felony DUI charge, it can still result in significant penalties, including fines, license suspension, and even jail time.
In Florida, a misdemeanor DUI is a criminal offense that involves driving or being in actual physical control of a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of .08 or higher. It is also a misdemeanor to refuse to submit to a breath, blood, or urine test after being lawfully arrested for suspicion of DUI.
First-time offenders with a BAC of .08 to .15 may face up to six months in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, license suspension of up to one year, and mandatory community service and DUI school attendance. First-time offenders with a BAC of .15 or higher, or those who have a minor in the vehicle, may face more severe penalties, including up to nine months in jail and a fine of up to $2,000.
Second-time offenders may face up to nine months in jail, a fine of up to $2,000, license suspension of up to five years, and mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device (IID).
Our experienced criminal defense attorneys have helped countless individuals facing misdemeanor DUI charges. We understand the complexities of DUI cases and know how to build a strong defense on your behalf. Our team will thoroughly review the evidence against you, identify any weaknesses in the prosecution's case, and work tirelessly to protect your rights and freedoms.
We will also explore all available legal options, including plea bargaining, diversion programs, and alternative sentencing, to achieve the best possible outcome for your case. Our goal is to help you navigate the legal system and emerge from this difficult experience with the least possible impact on your life.
If you're facing a misdemeanor DUI charge, don't wait to get the legal representation you deserve. Contact Aaron Delgado & Associates today to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense attorneys, or start your case online. We'll be there for you every step of the way.