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Have You or a Loved One Been Arrested for DUI?

A DUI charge can have serious legal and social consequences including loss of employment, revoked driving privileges, and jail time. Our Bushnell DUI attorneys manage every case with the highest level of skill and confidentiality to get the best possible legal outcomes for our clients. Our criminal defense law firm is also conveniently located next to the Sumter County Clerk’s Office and Courthouse.

If you or someone you know has been arrested for driving under the influence, call our office to schedule a consultation right away. Washo and Spivey is a team of experienced Bushnell DUI lawyers specializing in strong criminal defense for clients in Bushnell and Sumter County, Florida. We can assess the details of your case and provide 24/7 representation and support both inside and outside the courtroom.

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Washo and Spivey Law has been successfully representing DUI clients for 45+ years. A DUI can have serious legal and social implications including jail time, loss of driving privileges, and loss of employment. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation with a Bushnell DUI attorney, Tavares DUI attorney, or The Villages DUI attorney and discuss your best options.

Driving under the influence is a serious crime with the potential to hurt or kill yourself and others. That being said, we all make mistakes and one bad decision should not ruin an individual’s life. Our Bushnell DUI defense attorneys can help guide you through this complicated process and protect your best interests during the case.

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What Is a DUI?

In Florida, a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) is a criminal offense that occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol or drugs to the extent that their normal faculties are impaired. This also includes instances where a driver has a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, which is the legal limit for drivers over 21. For drivers under 21, the limit is lower, typically 0.02%.

Florida law treats DUI offenses seriously. Penalties for a DUI can include fines, license suspension or revocation, vehicle impoundment, mandatory DUI school, community service, and even imprisonment, depending on the severity of the offense and whether it’s a first or subsequent violation. Additionally, Florida has an “Implied Consent Law,” meaning that if you drive in Florida, you’ve implicitly agreed to take a chemical test (like a breathalyzer) if suspected of DUI. Refusal to take the test can result in license suspension.

Types of DUI Offenses in the State of Florida

In Florida, DUI charges are serious offenses with strict penalties. The state categorizes DUIs based on factors like blood alcohol content (BAC), previous offenses, and the presence of minors in the vehicle. Penalties escalate from fines and license suspension to mandatory jail time for repeat offenders or high BAC levels. Florida also imposes harsher penalties for DUI with property damage, injury, or manslaughter.

Standard DUI

Standard DUI is when a driver operates a vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher. For drivers under 21, the limit is 0.02%. Penalties for standard DUI can include fines, license suspension, mandatory DUI school, community service, and potentially jail time, especially for repeat offenses.

DUI With Property Damage or Personal Injury

DUI with property damage is a criminal charge where an individual driving under the influence causes damage to someone else’s property. This charge elevates the severity of a standard DUI, leading to harsher penalties. Consequences often include higher fines, longer jail sentences, license suspension, and mandatory restitution to the damaged party.

DUI With Serious Bodily Injury

DUI with Serious Bodily Injury occurs when a driver under the influence causes an accident leading to significant physical harm to another person. This offense is treated as a felony, reflecting its severity. Penalties include substantial fines, extended prison sentences, license revocation, and possible restitution to the injured party.

DUI Manslaughter

DUI manslaughter occurs when a driver under the influence of alcohol or drugs causes an accident that results in a fatality. This offense is considered a felony and can carry severe consequences including lengthy prison sentences, expensive fines, and a permanent mark on the offender’s record.

DUI With a Minor in the Vehicle

Being charged with a DUI while having a minor in the vehicle significantly escalates the severity of the offense. This situation results in enhanced penalties compared to a standard DUI, including increased fines, longer jail sentences, and potentially extended periods of license suspension, reflecting the increased risk to the minor’s safety.

Commercial DUI

Commercial DUI is issued when the operator(s) of commercial vehicles is caught driving with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.04% or higher, half the standard limit for non-commercial drivers. Penalties are severe, including potential loss of commercial driving privileges, hefty fines, and possible jail time, reflecting the higher responsibility held by commercial drivers.

Repeat DUI Offenses

Repeat DUI offenses indicate a recurring pattern of driving under the influence, leading to increasingly severe penalties. These include longer jail sentences, higher fines, extended license suspension, and mandatory installation of ignition interlock devices. The state imposes these escalating consequences to deter persistent DUI behavior and enhance public safety.

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Our Bushnell DUI attorneys specialize in providing exceptional legal representation for those facing DWI charges. Understanding the stress and uncertainty that accompany such charges, our skilled attorneys approach each case with a blend of compassion and tenacity.

With extensive hands-on experience with state DUI laws and a commitment to personalized client service, we strive to achieve the best possible legal outcome for every case. If you need legal defense for a DWI charge, contact our office today to schedule a consultation with a Bushnell DUI attorney, Tavares DUI attorney or The Villages DUI attorney.

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