Got a DUI Charge? Here’s Why You Need to Hire a DUI Lawyer

A DUI arrest can have tremendous consequences that most people never even consider. Driving under the influence is a serious offense and can affect far more than just the financial inconvenience of paying a fine. After your arrest, it is vital that you take immediate action as you only have 10 days from the date of your arrest to legally drive. In order to continue driving legally for work or business purposes, you must request a DMV hearing within 10 days of your arrest. If you fail to do so, your license will be suspended.

The penalties and consequences for a DUI conviction are severe. The Florida legislature has passed increasingly harsh measures to crack down on drunken driving, regardless if it is a first offense or fifth offense. Without a qualified and experienced DUI lawyer to mount an aggressive defense, you will be subjected to the mandatory statutory penalties. Some of the mandatory statutory penalties for a first DUI offense include:

  • Up to six (6) months incarceration
  • Up to one (1) year of reporting probation, plus cost of supervision
  • Six (6) months driver license suspension
  • Ten (10) days of vehicle immobilization
  • 50 hours of community service
  • Fines range from $500 to $1,000.00 plus court costs

The above list does not include the fact that your auto insurance premium will increase. If you have been charged with a DUI, it is important that you contact DUI attorney Joseph R. Fasone quickly and start your defense strategy as soon as possible. Even if you have no prior arrests and there were no injuries caused from your DUI, you must not assume that the Judge will be lenient. The Law Office of Joseph Fasone defends DUI cases throughout South Florida including the communities of: Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Hollywood, Miramar, Pembroke Pines, Pompano Beach, Plantation and Sunrise.

Call today to make an appointment for a free consultation and get ready to prepare a solid defense.