Allegations of a second DUI are very serious. When an individual is convicted for a second D.U.I. within 5 years from his/her first D.U.I. conviction, the consequences increase significantly. Indeed, a second D.U.I. conviction within 5 years carries a minimum-mandatory jail sentence. Our Weston DUI lawyer offers solid defense to help protect your rights.
If an individual is convicted of a second D.U.I. within 5 years with a breath or blood-alcohol content of .15 or more--or with a minor in the vehicle--the individual will receive enhanced penalties, which include: a minimum $2,000 fine (or a possible maximum $4,000 fine), and the installation of an ignition interlock device upon all vehicles owned or leased by the individual for a period of 2 years.
Individuals facing charges of a second D.U.I. within 5 years will receive an automatic driver’s license suspension. The State only provides a 10-day window to challenge the suspension in an administrative hearing. The Law Office of Kevin F. Moot will prepare and file the appropriate paperwork to start the process of getting clients back on the road safely and legally.
Kevin F. Moot is a South Florida D.U.I. lawyer with extensive litigation experience. As a former Palm Beach D.U.I. prosecutor, he understands the weaknesses, strengths, and strategies of the prosecution’s case. While allegations of a second D.U.I. are serious, the fact that an individual is facing a second allegation of D.U.I. is inadmissible in trial. What’s more, the mere fact that an individual is facing a second D.U.I. allegation doesn’t make the State’s case any stronger or weaker. Like all D.U.I. cases, the strength and the weakness lies in the facts and evidence of the case.
D.U.I. lawyer Kevin F. Moot takes a goal-oriented and multifaceted approach to D.U.I. defense. The Law Office of Kevin F. Moot will thoroughly investigate all allegations of driving while impaired. This process begins with a study of the facts and the law surrounding the initial police stop, as well as the procedures followed by law enforcement. Attorney Kevin F. Moot will pursue every avenue to limit the prosecution’s evidence, from investigating whether the police impermissibly compelled field sobriety exercises or made an unlawful traffic stop, to whether the police inadequately maintained their breath testing equipment.
When you are facing a complicated charge, contact our Weston DUI lawyer for a free consultation to discuss how best to defend your case.