Help From An Experienced DUI Defense Lawyer
If 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 dealing with the criminal process can be bewildering— you need an experienced Charlotte County DUI defense attorney who will guide you through the to minimize the consequences of your charges. I am attorney Mike Powell, and have more than 20 years of experience with DUI cases. I will work hard to protect your rights after a DUI charge.
The Consequences Of A DUI
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 potential outcome based on your facts.
The Criminal And DMV Aspects
There are two sides to the legal process if you are facing 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. The second part of a DUI is the criminal charge. I have the experience to defend you both in criminal court and at the DMV.
As a defense attorney, I have represented clients who have faced a broad range of DUI charges; 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.
Contact Me As Soon As Possible!
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.