Driving Under the Influence is a very serious offense that can be either a misdemeanor or a felony depending of the facts of the case and any prior criminal history. Being under the influence can involve alcoholic beverages, chemical substances and/or controlled substances as defined by Florida Statutes Chapter 893. Possible enhancements for DUI include: prior DUI’s, injury and or property damage, a BAC of .15 or higher and a minor in the vehicle.

A DUI arrest is further complicated by the involvement of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles in immediately suspending your driving privileges. At the moment you refuse to provide a BAC sample or provide a BAC sample of .08 or higher, you lose your license automatically for 6 months for BAC of .08 or higher; 12 months for first refusal or 18 months for second refusal.

Types of DUI cases include:

  • Driving Under the Influence under 1.5
  • Driving Under the Influence over 1.5
  • Driving Under the Influence with Minor Present
  • Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage
  • Driving Under the Influence Refusal to Submit
  • Driving Under the Influence, .000/Urine Pending
  • Driving Under the Influence, 2nd, 3rd or 4th
  • Driving Under the Influence APC – Actual Physical Control
  • Driving Under the Influence with Serious Bodily Injury
  • Driving Under the Influence Manslaughter

To help you after your DUI arrest you need an experienced DUI attorney who can handle both the criminal (court case) and civil (DHSMV) portions of you case and focus on preserving both your driving privileges and your Constitutional Rights.

A DUI conviction will stay on your record for 75 years. Let Denise Bartilucci, an experienced DUI attorney, gain a critical advantage for you by getting started early and working on your case from start to finish.