Second Offense DUI

We're Not Afraid of Going to Trial

Sarasota Second Offense DUI 

Don't Face It Alone - Turn to Our Firm for Guidance

Facing a second offense DUI charge can be a daunting and overwhelming experience. The consequences of a second conviction can be severe, including fines and imprisonment. That's why having an experienced attorney by your side can be crucial in helping you navigate the legal process and fight for your rights.

At the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger, we bring over two decades of experience in assisting clients grappling with second-offense DUI charges. Attorney Eric Reisinger, a former prosecutor, understands both sides of the DUI judicial process in these cases, thereby bringing a valuable edge when helping you structure your defense. 

When facing DUI second offense charges, the stakes are high; don't hesitate to get the legal guidance you need. Contact the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger online or dial us at (941) 541-5335.

Understanding the Penalties for a Second Offense DUI in Florida

According to Florida Statutes 316.193, a second offense DUI carries a minimum fine of $1,000 to not more than $2,000. Additionally, those convicted may face imprisonment for up to 9 months. If this is not daunting enough, DUI second offense convictions also come with a requirement to install an ignition interlock device on all vehicles you routinely operate, at your own expense, for a minimum of 1 year. This includes vehicles you own or lease and those you may jointly own, such as with a spouse, partner, or family member. 

Other penalties of a second offense DUI may also include: 

  • Probation
  • License suspension or permanent revocation 
  • Vehicle impoundment or immobilization 
  • Mandatory participation in drug or alcohol treatment programs

The Consequences of a Conviction Are Far-Reaching 

Long-term consequences of a DUI conviction extend beyond legal penalties - they can drastically impact your personal and professional life. A DUI conviction can limit employment prospects, as background checks revealing such convictions can lead potential employers to shy away from hiring you. A conviction can also disqualify you from certain jobs, such as those involving regular driving. 

In addition, insurance companies typically increase rates for individuals with DUIs, posing an ongoing financial burden. A conviction can also hinder academic and professional progression, with many licensing boards and educational institutions viewing such a record unfavorably. Lastly, a DUI conviction invariably damages one's reputation, potentially straining personal relationships and community standing.

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

Navigating the legal system can be complex and overwhelming, especially when facing a second offense DUI charge. As a skilled, experienced criminal defense attorney, Eric Reisinger deeply understands Florida's DUI laws, and our firm is ready to leverage our collective knowledge and experience to help you through this process. We work tirelessly to protect our clients' rights and are prepared to do the same for you.

Some of the benefits of working with an experienced attorney like ours include the following:

  • Personalized representation
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Florida's DUI law and judicial procedures 
  • Informed negotiation skills
  • Extensive trial experience 
  • Support through administrative proceedings

Perhaps most importantly, hiring a seasoned DUI attorney can provide peace of mind. Knowing that a professional is handling your case, you can focus on rebuilding your life, assured that someone is fighting to protect your best interests. 

Our Commitment to Our Clients 

As a firm, our commitment is to support each client throughout all dimensions of their case. This includes initial assessment and review, developing and pursuing potential defense strategies, and steadfast representation in court. We stand ready to help you understand the charges brought against you, navigate the legal complexities presented by second offense DUI charges, and fight for your rights. 

Contact the Law Offices of Eric Reisinger to schedule a consultation with us. Our phones are answered 24/7, and we are always here when you need us.

Trust Our Proven Trial Record

We Fight Fearlessly for Our Clients

Our Sarasota criminal defense attorney has defended many people in all types of situations. He is the first person in Sarasota County to help a defendant facing a murder charge get his case dismissed under the Florida Stand Your Ground law. Our firm can investigate your case, collect supporting evidence, and prove you are innocent, the police violated your constitutional rights, or the prosecution has a weak case against you. We are ready to fight for you in trial.

  • Not Guilty Verdict 2016 CF 004875 NC – Life Felony Second Degree Murder
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 CF 000169 – Life Felony Armed Robbery
  • Successful Resolution 2017 CF 002479 AX – 15 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
  • Not Guilty Verdict 2017 MM 11498 – Misdemeanor Battery and Misdemeanor Sex Offense -Unnatural and Lascivious Act
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 000323 – Two Counts Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older
  • Case Dismissed 2018 CF 002675 AX–Felony Battery on a Person 65 or Older

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