Gainesville Multiple DUI Charges Lawyer
Any DUI charge is a serious legal matter that can result in adverse consequences. When faced with a second, third, or subsequent DUI, the stakes are raised in terms of the penalties you face. In such a situation, your best move is to get competent and proven legal help. That is when you should turn to the DUI defense firm of Katz & Phillips, P.A.
We are known as a premier DUI firm; we’ve worked hard to earn that description through diligent and dedicated legal work. Our legal team includes former prosecutors who understand both sides of the criminal justice system when it comes to DUI charges. That means our team knows what the prosecutor on your case will do to try to convict you. We use that inside knowledge as well as the high-level training and extensive experience we have in this field to fight back on your behalf.
Highly Trained and Well-Established DUI Defense Attorneys in Gainesville
Our firm has defended hundreds of men and woman charged with multiple DUI offenses in Gainesville and throughout Florida. We’ve earned a 10 out of 10 Superb rating in DUI Defense by Avvo as well as a Client’s Choice Award and have been listed as Top Criminal Defense Attorneys by Newsweek. Lead attorney David Katz has been certified in DUI Defense by the National College for DUI Defense and has been trained directly by the manufacturer on the Intoxilyzer 8000, the Breathalyzer machine currently in use in Florida.
Each subsequent Florida DUI charge brought against you will result in increasingly harsher penalties. These penalties are listed under Florida’s drunk driving law. For a second DUI conviction within five years, the penalties imposed include:
- A five year license suspension
- Jail time of 10 days to nine months
- Fees and court costs of $1,000 to $2,000
- Probation of up to a year
- Vehicle impoundment for 30 days
- The use of an ignition interlock device for at least one year
For a third conviction within 10 years, the penalties are increased to:
- 10-year license suspension
- Jail or prison time of 90 days up to five years
- Fees and court costs of $2,000 to $3,000
- Vehicle impoundment of 90 days
- The use of an ignition interlock device for a minimum of two years
Per the law, anyone arrested for a fourth or subsequent DUI regardless of when previous convictions occurred will be charged with a third degree felony. Third degree felonies carry a general sentencing term of five years in a Florida prison.
Discuss Your Case With Katz & Phillips, P.A., Your Trusted Law Firm For DUI With Multiple Charges
After a second or subsequent DUI arrest in Gainesville, you can get a free case evaluation from a skilled attorney at our firm. Find out where you stand, what can be done, and how our firm can get to work to investigate and defend you. Your future and freedom are too important to resort to anything but proven legal professionalism. Contact the firm for your free, initial consultation today.