Fourth DUI Defense Lawyer in Miami
Standing up for the Criminally Accused in Fort Lauderdale
Florida has some of the harshest DUI penalties in the nation. As such, every DUI conviction is a permanent blemish on a person's criminal record, which could affect them and their family. Being convicted of your fourth DUI could cause you to lose your driver's license permanently, spend several years in prison, and pay hefty fines.
If you have been arrested for your fourth or subsequent DUI, you need the assistance of an experienced criminal defense attorney to help keep you out of prison and to prevent your driver's license from being permanently revoked. The Hoffman Firm has successfully litigated numerous DUI cases on behalf of clients with multiple DUI convictions on their records. Our Miami fourth DUI defense attorney is ready to fight for you.
Fourth DUI Charges in Florida
Under Florida Statute § 316.193, an alleged offender can be charged with DUI if he or she drives or is in actual physical control of a vehicle and either has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08 or higher or is under the influence and deprived of full possession of normal faculties to drive.
Being convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI offense would inflict severe penalties that are meant to have a lasting impact on your life. Fourth DUI offenses are considered third-degree felonies regardless of the amount of time that has passed since the person's last DUI conviction.
The following penalties could be imposed on a person that has been charged with their fourth or subsequent DUI offense:
Potential penalties for a fourth-offense DUI include:
- Up to 5 years in prison
- Lifetime driver’s license revocation
- Fines up to $2,000 ($4,000 if BAC was 0.15 or higher)
Lifetime Driver’s License Revocation
Possibly one of the harshest consequences of a fourth DUI conviction in Florida is having your driver's license permanently revoked, regardless if the offense is treated as a lesser DUI charge by the trial court at sentencing.
A fourth or subsequent DUI will result in you having your driver's license permanently revoked. Florida law now allows a person to qualify for a hardship license after serving 10 years of their revocation period. After those 10 years, you become eligible to apply for a hardship driver's license. However, you must first successfully complete DUI School and any recommended treatment.
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Were you recently arrested for an alleged fourth or subsequent DUI offense in Fort Lauderdale? Do not say anything to authorities without legal counsel. Instead, contact The Hoffman Firm. We can fight for a positive resolution to your case.
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