The Best Legal Help For A First Time DUI Offense

In the state of Florida, DUI offenses continue to be one of the leading causes of accidents and deaths.  Fortunately, in recent years, the numbers have shown some improvement. But we are not out of the woods yet. It’s an unfortunate situation that admonishes more and more driving school instructors to convey this simple advice — don’t drink and drive! However, so many drivers continue to drive Florida’s highways and roads highly intoxicated, choosing to ignore this state-mandated advice. Let’s face it; you don’t want to get caught drinking and driving in the state of Florida. If you do get caught, you could be facing some severe penalties depending on if you’re a first time offender or if you already have multiple offenses.

What Can I Expect As a First Time DUI Offender?  

If you were recently issued a DUI in Fort Lauderdale and fear it might be suspended or revoked, you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 50,000 DUI’s were issued in Florida in 2018. So, if you are facing a first time DUI offense, it is essential to get a handle on what your rights are when preparing to fight your DUI. That is why you need an experienced law firm like the Law Office of Carlos A. Canet, P.A., on your side. We will fight to get your sentence reduced or dismissed, possibly. A high percentage of individuals cited for a DUI are ultimately convicted in Florida. Depending on the severity of your DUI, penalties for first-time offenders might include:

  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • Up to 50 hours of required community service
  • Probation of up to one year
  • Mandatory 12 hours of DUI School
  • Up to $2,000 or more in fines
  • 180 days to one year of license suspension
  • Ignition lock device in place for up to six months

Don’t Do the Crime, if You Can’t Do the Time

The fictional TV detective Baretta had a mantra that still rings true today — “Don’t do the crime if you can’t do the time.” Are you prepared to serve up to two years in jail? Jail can be a scary place, and if you’re not ready, it can be a rude awakening. If it’s your second offense, you can expect higher fines and jail times to double.

All in all, you don’t want to do any jail time if you can help it. Our highly trained and experienced team of attorneys at the Law Office of Carlos A. Canet can help you fight to lessen your DUI charge in Fort Lauderdale. We have successfully represented clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout South Florida. Making sure you have the best DUI defense in Fort Lauderdale starts with hiring the most aggressive defense team—a legal team that will be there to advise you from start to finish. Let our legal team help you navigate the confusing Florida court system and make sense of the often complicated legalese of court documents. Take the first step towards preserving your future. Call us today at (844) 463-6155, toll-free.