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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:
- 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.
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