DUI charges are serious, and it’s important to understand what happens once you’ve been charged. Here are eight frequently asked questions about DUI offenses:
- 1. What is a DUI?
Driving Under the Influence (DUI) means that you are in control of a vehicle while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- 2. What is a BAC level?
Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level measures how much alcohol is in your system. Your BAC can determine the severity of your DUI offense.
- 3. What happens if I'm arrested for DUI?
You’ll be arrested, you'll have to spend at least 8 hours in jail, and you will be given a court date in the future for an arraingment. You should contact a lawyer immediately and if you hire the law office of Thomas E. DeMine III, P.A. you will not have to attend the arraingment.
- 4. What are common DUI penalties?
If convicted, a DUI offense in Fort Myers & Cape Coral, FL and the surrounding areas, could lead to stata tutorially required penalities that include:a fine, probation, license suspension, community service and possibly jail time.
- 5. Can I lose my driver's license forever?
License suspension is a common penalty for a DUI offense. Most convictions don’t result in a lifetime suspension, but it is possible.
- 6. Is DUI a misdemeanor or felony charge?
This depends on how many times you’ve been convicted of a DUI and the exact circumstances of your charge.
- 7. How long will a DUI stay on my driving record?
This depends on your state laws, in Florida a DUI stays on your record forever.
- 8. Will a DUI conviction affect my car insurance?
Yes, IF you are convicted of a DUI offense, your car insurance provider will view you as a high-risk driver. This status may increase your rates or disqualify you from renewing your policy.
Call the Law Office Of Thomas E. DeMine III today if you’ve been charged with a DUI offense in Fort Myers & Cape Coral, FL. Attorney DeMine can help you understand your situation and determine the best course of action.