Manatee County DUI Penalties
DUI Attorneys Serving Bradenton, Florida
There are various penalties which may be enforced for a Manatee County DUI conviction. These include: fines, driver’s license suspension, Manatee County Jail time, community service, probation, DUI school, vehicle impoundment and ignition interlock device installation.
Would you like to find out how you can avoid these serious penalties? A DUI attorney at Finebloom & Haenel can offer you a free case evaluation to discuss your particular matter and what our firm can do to assist you. We have several office locations throughout the West Coast of Florida and represent clients throughout Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, Holmes Beach, Anna Maria Island, Longboat Key, Manatee County and the surrounding areas with several hundred of DUI cases per year.
Penalties for Bradenton and Manatee DUI Offenses
DUI is a criminal offense involving driving with a blood or breath alcohol level at or above .08%, or driving while one’s normal abilities are impaired due to alcohol or a controlled substance. Whether you are convicted for an unlawful blood alcohol concentration or impaired abilities, the penalties are the same. A driver may face increased penalties for specific factors:
- A blood alcohol concentration of .15% or greater
- A minor in the vehicle at the time of the offense
- Prior DUI convictions
- Causing an auto accident that results in injury or death
- Leaving the scene of an accident while DUI
Although not necessary mandatory under the law, the state attorney will move for increased sanctions if there is a prior DUI conviction, a crash occurred, there is injury involved, or you left the scene of the accident. A sentence involving Manatee County jail time is a distinct possiblity, at least initially, depending on the facts of the case.
Consult a Skilled DUI Lawyer
Working with the right DUI lawyer will positively impact your case. Even for a first DUI offense in Manatee County, you may face up to 6 months in jail as well as fines and driver’s license revocation for up to 1 year. Additional penalties may also be imposed. You need an attorney to take aggressive action and protect you during all court proceedings and at your DMV hearing. The legal team at Finebloom & Haenel is more than qualified to handle your case.
Contact our firm today to talk to an attorney about your Bradenton DUI case.