Fort Myers DUI Lawyer
Are you facing a DUI charge in Fort Myers, FL?
If you were pulled over and arrested for drunk driving, you may not know where to turn next. DUI charges can be intimidating and leave you feeling like you don't have many options. Our firm is here to tell you that you do have a defense when you contact a Fort Myers DUI attorney from our firm. At Calvo & Calvo, our experienced legal team knows the steps to take to ensure that you get the case results that you are looking for. Anyone who drives with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher may be arrested for drunk driving, whether or not they caused a traffic collision. Taking a breath or blood test that produces those results however doesn't necessarily mean that you will be convicted.
This is where the need for a skilled attorney comes in. Only a skilled attorney can ensure that you get the strong defense that you need to get your charges either lessened or dropped. Our firm cares about your rights just as much as you do, and will fight with all of our resources to get you the justice that you deserve. If you are facing any kind of DUI charge in the Fort Myers, Florida area, then look no further than our firm. After being arrested on charges of drunk driving, you don't have much time to act. Our firm is prepared to act quickly on your behalf but also act in an efficient manner. You can trust our firm to use the resources and skill needed to get you justice.
DUI Laws in Fort Myers, Florida
Florida has its own laws regarding drunk driving and the ensuing penalties just like every other state. If convicted, you are facing possible fine penalties, community service, probation and even jail time. A first DUI offense will carry with it the smallest penalties. You will be fined up to $1,000 but if there was a minor in the vehicle at the time you will be fined up to $2,000. Your first DUI conviction requires a mandatory 50 hours of community service. Some may choose to trade the community service for $10/each hour of service required. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your arrest, you will face a probationary period of not more than 1 year.
Jail time will differ based on the nature of the crime as well. Imprisonment will not be more than 9 months and in some circumstances, jail time can be substituted with an alcohol or drug abuse program. Some other penalties that you may be facing are vehicle impoundment and a minimum 180 day license suspension. Consequences get steeper after a first DUI conviction. For example, a second DUI will cause imprisonment to jump from 9 months to 12 months. For further explanation on Florida's DUI laws and the possible consequences that you are facing, get in touch with a legal professional at our firm.
Types of DUI Charges
Drunk driving is not a "one size fits all" situation, but rather the law makes provision for many different types of DUI charges. One of the most common DUI incidents that we encounter is DUI with injury. In the event that you were arrested for driving under the influence and you actually caused a collision that ended in injury, we can help defend you against these charges. Sometimes these types of accidents do not lead to injury, in which case you may be facing a regular DUI accident charge. Whatever charge you have you will have to go to a DMV hearing in order to find out if you face driver's license suspension. These types of hearings would greatly benefit from an attorney, because something as important as losing your license needs skilled legal help in order to avoid.
Some of the more serious drunk driving cases result in a felony DUI. DUI is usually a misdemeanor, but if this is not your first DUI or your charges are something like DUI manslaughter, then you may be facing more serious consequences. Charges also become more serious if you were driving without a license or you were arrested for leaving the scene of an accident. Just because you were arrested on any of these charges does not mean that you have to face a conviction. Our firm has handled all of these types of cases and is prepa red to defend you against them with our DUI defense strategies that we have developed over the years. You can trust that our firm won't be caught by surprise by any type of DUI charge, but will meet your charges with experience and skill.
Why hire Calvo & Calvo for your DUI defense?
A DUI conviction can drastically change the way your life looks from that point forward. Having to go to jail or pay fines or even having your license suspended are all things that no person wants to face because it is difficult to imagine your life after conviction. Our firm can potentially help you avoid all of that. While no one can guarantee that your DUI charges will be dropped, we can guarantee that we will fight tirelessly to obtain the results that you are looking for. With our hard work, skill and legal professionalism, we are confident that by seeking the help of our firm, you will be doing everything humanly possible to ensure that you get the justice that you deserve. Which DUI lawyer you hire is one of the most important decisions you can make, so make the right choice and consider speaking with a Fort Myers DUI lawyer from our firm.
For more information on how Calvo & Calvo can fight to see that your DUI charges are lessened or dropped completely, contact a Fort Myers DUI lawyer from the firm today!