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Second DUI | Melbourne, FL DUI Lawyer

If you have been arrested for your second DUI in Brevard County, here is what you need to know:

Second DUI Conviction

If convicted of a second DUI, you will be placed on 1 year of probation. You will be charged a fine of not less than $1000 but no more than $2,000. However, If the blood alcohol level is .15 or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle at the time, then the fine will be anywhere from $2,000 to $4,000. A second DUI conviction will warrant a maximum of 270 days in jail. However, if your blood alcohol level was over .15, or if a minor was in the vehicle, the maximum penalty is 364 days in jail. You will also be ordered to attend DUI School level 2, your license will be suspended, and you must perform 50 hours of community service and pay court costs and costs of prosecution. Those who incur second convictions within five years of the first conviction will face a mandatory 10 days of imprisonment. Also, your vehicle will be impounded for 30 days if this is your second conviction within five years.

The Brevard County State Attorney’s Office takes an extremely firm stance on all Second DUI charges that are within 5 years of a previous DUI. It is not uncommon for prosecutors to seek in excess of 100 days incarceration.

Defending a Second DUI Charge in Brevard County

Defending against a second DUI charge is an art form. It requires not only a thorough knowledge of the law, but also a solid litigation strategy and a full understanding of the administrative (DMV) proceedings that will be initiated against you. A good lawyer will attack the case on BOTH the criminal side and the DMV side all at once. Also, because DUI laws in Florida are subject to change and are modified frequently, a good DUI lawyer will keep themselves abreast of all changes and developments in the law. You would be surprised how many lawyers simply do not do this! Finally, a good lawyer must put the necessary time into researching and investigating possible defenses to your case. Our attorneys take a collaborative team approach in defending all of our cases. This approach ensures that no stone is left unturned when defending your DUI case.

The Canina Law Firm | Brevard County DUI Defense Lawyer

Our firm sets itself apart from others in the level of personal service we provide to our clients. We are 100% committed to defending our clients vigorously and to keeping our clients fully informed at every step of the way. With well over 50 years of combined experience defending DUI cases in Florida, our attorneys work hard to get you the best result possible! If you have been arrested for DUI in Brevard County, FL, start fighting back today! We can help you. Contact our office today for a FREE case evaluation.

Brevard County Florida Criminal Defense Attorney

The Canina Law Firm proudly defends all residents of Brevard County and all cities and towns along Florida’s Space Coast including: Melbourne, Viera, Suntree, West Melbourne, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Merritt Island, Titusville, Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Melbourne Beach, Indialantic, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, Grant, Valkaria, Micco, Barefoot Bay, Scottsmoor, Mims, and Sebastian, as well as neighboring Volusia County, Seminole County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Indian River County, FL.

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