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I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my ...
I am a trial attorney who had been practicing law for ten years. Attorneys only hire the best when the things that matter the most in their own lives are threatened with harm. That is why I hired Christopher R. Largey of Largey Law when my family, children, and career were maliciously attacked and deceitfully threatened. Mr. Largey is respected by our judges, other attorneys, and the community at large, and as a result he is routinely hired by lawyers who need to be represented fully. He never backs down, he is never pushed, and he is compassionate. He absolutely understood the gravity of the family dynamic that he had to protect in my case. Whenever a lie was told, he would immediately and aggressively confront it head-on, exposing the same. His skillful use of courtroom practice and his knowledge of the evidence code brought the truth to light. The result was a resounding legal victory that protected my children, as well as the complete vindication of my character and my career. Though Chris is not even a family law lawyer, I knew he was the right attorney for this challenge. He stood there for me, and I will never regret hiring him for as long as I live.
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insurance companies. He was not only concerned about my case but also about my physical condition. Chris referred me to health care workers that were a great asset to my healing process. Chris handled everything for me which allowed me to concentrate on healing. I would highly recommend the Largey Law Firm to anyone who needs someone to get justice for them.
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he is one of the best I have ever had the pleasure of working with!
Informative friendly and helpful professional. Passionate and caring for the right of the person represented.
Understanding Florida’s Tough DUI Laws
- posted: Jun. 30, 2014
The state of Florida defines a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, chemical or controlled substances) as an offense that can be proved by showing the impairment of a person’s normal faculties or a blood alcohol/breath alcohol level of 0.08 or above.
The penalties for each DUI conviction are as follows:
- First conviction — For a first conviction, the fine is $500–1,000. If the blood alcohol level (BAL) is found to be higher than 0.15 or there was a minor in the vehicle, the fine is raised to $1,000–2,000. A first conviction also carries a mandatory 50-hour community service requirement or an additional fine of $10 for each required hour. In addition, a first DUI conviction may carry a total combined incarceration/probation period of no more than one year.
- Second conviction — A second DUI conviction carries a fine of $1,000–2,000. With a BAL of 0.15 or higher or a minor present in the car, the fine escalates to $2,000–4,000. A second conviction may also result in no more than nine months of imprisonment (12 months for a higher BAL or a minor present in the car).
- Third conviction — If the defendant’s third DUI conviction occurs more than 10 years after the second conviction, the fine is between $2,000–5,000. With a BAC of 0.15 or higher or a minor in the car, the fine is at least $4,000. Imprisonment for a third conviction is one year or less if more than 10 years have passed since the second conviction. However, if less than 10 years have passed, the defendant is subject to a mandatory imprisonment period of at least 30 days.
- Fourth or subsequent conviction — The fine for any subsequent convictions is at least $2,000. Prison time for a fourth/subsequent offense should not exceed five years but is also subject to Florida statutes regarding habitual or violent offenders. These are considered third degree felonies.
If you have recently been arrested on DUI charges, seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights. Contact a criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.