After an arrest for driving under the influence, or DUI, defendants should consult with a criminal lawyer regarding their best options.  Sometimes, when there is strong evidence against the defendant and all other legal avenues have proven to be unsuccessful, the case is resolved with a conviction.  When convicted of a DUI there is always a fine that attaches to the sentence.  Under Florida Statute, 316.193(2)(a)-(b), minimum and maximum fines are addressed.

First Conviction: Not less than $500, or more than $1,000. With Blood/Breath Alcohol Level (BAL) of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000.)

Second Conviction: Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $2,000, or more than $4,000.

Third Conviction: More than 10 years from second: Not less than $2,000, or more than $5,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $4,000.

Fourth or Subsequent Conviction: Not less than $2,000.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for DUI, contact a criminal lawyer in Miami’s Pagan & Stroleny, P.L. criminal defense firm.  Our attorneys are available seven days a week for a free consultation, (305) 615-1285. You can also find us online at www.pslaw.org.