Being convicted of multiple driving under the influence (DUI) charges in Florida could and likely will take away your driving privilege for multiple years, along with imposing a myriad of other serious penalties. If you want to have confidence that your future has not been entirely jeopardized by multiple DUI arrests, you need to take the initiative and begin building your defense right away. The Wiseman Law Firm and our Orlando criminal defense attorney know the stakes are high, so we always do everything we can to leave nothing up to chance.
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Florida uses a five-year lookback period after a first DUI conviction, which means that any charge or conviction for a DUI within the next five years counts as a subsequent or multiple DUI. Lookback periods are then extended to 10 years if the multiple DUI case ends in conviction.
Penalties for multiple DUIs in Florida are:
A multiple DUI has a very high chance of taking your driver’s license away through suspension for an extended period of time. For many people, this is the most punishing penalty of the conviction, as it removes their ability to perform necessarily functions in their day-to-day lives, such as going to work or picking up their children from school. With an attorney’s help, it may be possible to acquire a temporary restricted driver’s license. If this is obtained, you will be able to drive to necessary functions and to home; it is advised that you always keep proof in your glovebox of where you are going and why you need to go there, in case you are pulled over.
The Wiseman Law Firm is here to protect the rights and privileges of the public. If you are staring down the possibility of being convicted for a multiple DUI, do not hesitate to talk to our Orlando DUI lawyer for assistance.