DUI Charges Can Derail Your Life
DUI charges are the most common criminal charges that people face. Unlike some of the criminal offenses that are associated with more intentional criminal activity, driving under the influence is more likely to happen from simply not paying attention to one’s alcohol intake. Alcohol is legal, and in many cases, people are drinking at social functions and not behaving badly at all. But one drink too many before driving could result in criminal penalties that could be catastrophic for your life.
You need to fight aggressively against DUI charges to avoid fines, jail time, the loss of your driving privileges and a ruined reputation in the community. The Law Firm of Douglas G. Jackson, located in St. Petersburg, represents Florida clients who have been accused of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. With a strong commitment to helping each client, attorney Douglas Jackson is here for you.
A DUI charge can happen to anyone, from any walk of life. College students, blue-collar employees, business executives and many others find themselves charged with drunk driving. Although these charges are common, they can also be catastrophic to your life. The Law Firm of Douglas G. Jackson will fight aggressively to get you out from under these charges.
Significant Penalties For DUI In Florida
In Florida, as in most states, penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe. Even a first offense can result in up to nine months in prison, $2,000 in fines and the loss of your driving privileges for up to a year.
Of course, multiple convictions bring even heavier penalties. For a fourth or subsequent conviction for DUI, you will lose your license for life, receive at least a $2,000 fine and face up to five years in prison.
Clearly, these are serious penalties for DUI convictions, especially multiple convictions. The Law Firm of Douglas G. Jackson will work diligently to protect your rights and minimize the fines and other penalties that you may face.