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Port Charlotte DUI Defense Lawyer

sealIf you have been charged with a DUI, you must mind the timing of your case. Depending on the severity of your charge, a conviction could lead to hefty fines, the loss of your vehicle, your driver's license, probation, community service or time in prison. DUIs are not only embarrassing but can also be overwhelming — you need a Charlotte County DUI defense attorney who will guide you through the steps with tenacity. I am Mike Powell, a Punta Gorda felony DUI attorney with more than 16 years of experience prosecuting and defending clients. I will work hard to protect your rights.

There are two sides to the legal process if you are convicted of a DUI in Florida: criminal and administrative. If you have been arrested for an alleged DUI or refusal to supply a breath sample, you will face an administrative license suspension. You have 10 days to challenge this. It is important to act quickly. I will defend you both in criminal court and at the DMV.

When it comes to any kind of DUI charge, you may face a complex web of legal matters. You need a lawyer who understands the system and can help you find the best possible outcome for your case.

As an experienced Charlotte County attorney, I have represented clients who have dealt with all kinds of DUI cases; the following are the most common:

  • DUI accident involving property damage or personal injury: This first-degree misdemeanor could land you up to $1,000 in fines or one year of jail time.

  • Repeat offenders and accidents involving serious bodily injury: If you are facing three or more convictions in a 10-year time span or your accident caused a serious bodily injury, this charge becomes a felony.

Call DUI Defense Lawyer Mike Powell at 941-564-7173

Powell Law Firm P.A. is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. I am available for off-site, weekend and evening appointments upon request. For a free consultation, call me at 941-564-7173 or complete my contact form for more information.

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Powell Law Firm P.A.
265 E. Marion Avenue, Suite 118
Punta Gorda, FL 33950
Phone: 941-564-7173
Fax: 941-205-3536
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