A conviction for a second or subsequent DUI can make it much more difficult to obtain a hardship license. Preserve your driving privileges, contact a lawyer as soon as possible. People who are convicted of a second drunk driving violation within five years in Florida can face some extremely severe penalties, including increased fines, longer license suspensions and mandatory jail time. In addition, you have to wait at least one year before you can be considered for a hardship license, and being approved for one becomes much more difficult.
A third DUI within 10 years will get you labeled as a repeat offender and will result in felony charges. A conviction for a third DUI could result in a fine of up to $5,000, a five-year prison sentence, or both. Your license will be revoked for 10 years and you will not be considered for a hardship license for at least two years.
I am Kissimmee repeat DUI offender defense lawyer Richard Nick Kelley. I have represented clients in a wide variety of repeat drunk driving cases. I understand what is at stake in these matters, and you can rely on me to do everything in my power to avoid a conviction and the devastating penalties that come with it.
Building a defense for a repeat DUI/DWI offense is largely the same as it is for a first offense. I work to ensure that the initial traffic stop was valid and that no mistakes were made during the field sobriety or blood alcohol level testing. I will seek to suppress any evidence that is based on inaccurate test results or was obtained improperly. If your rights were not respected throughout the process, I will seek the immediate dismissal of the charges. If the prosecution’s case is sound, I will negotiate with the prosecutor and work to have the charge reduced whenever possible.
Contact Richard Nick Kelley, P.A., today for a free attorney consultation about your repeat DUI/DWI offender case. You can reach a member of my firm 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call my Kissimmee office at 407-847-6259.