Click here to open MENU
Available 24 Hours - FREE Consultations
Experienced, Aggressive Defense
Over 50 Years Combined Experience
Handling All State and Federal Crimes
Practicing 100% Criminal Defense

Third DUI

Third DUI | Melbourne, FL DUI Lawyer

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

Florida has some of the harshest DUI penalties in all of the United States. These penalties include possible jail time, heavy fines and costs, driver license suspensions, mandatory probation, random urine tests, and DUI School. If you are convicted of DUI, your insurance premium will most likely go up substantially, your vehicle may be impounded, and you may be required to attend substance abuse/treatment classes.

Third DUI Conviction

If you have been convicted of your third DUI offense no more than ten years from your second DUI, then you face a fine of anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000. If your blood alcohol level was .15 percent or higher, or if there was a minor in the vehicle, then the fine will be a minimum of $4,000. If this was your third DUI conviction within a 10 year period of your first conviction, there is a mandatory jail time of 30 days. There is a maximum jail time of 364 days. You will also face a 90 day impoundment of your vehicle and a mandatory interlock device placed on your car for two years. If your first and second DUI convictions all occurred within the last ten years, you face a minimum license revocation of 10 years for which you must go two years before being eligible for a hardship license.

The Brevard County State Attorney’s Office has taken a firm stance on Second and Third DUI charges in recent years. It is not uncommon for prosecutors to seek in excess of 100 days incarceration for these charges. Retaining an experienced team of defense attorneys gives you the best chance at avoiding incarceration.

Defending a Third DUI Charge in Brevard County, FL

Defending against a third 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 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 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 Third 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.

Your Defense Starts NOW! CONTACT us today for a FREE Case Evaluation!


Richard G. CaninaReviewsout of 34 reviews

Memberships & Achievements