Felony DUI with Serious Bodily Injury
If you are facing a DUI offense with personal injury or serious bodily injury you may potentially face felony charges and lose your driving privileges in Florida. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, Melbourne DUI attorneys represents clients throughout Brevard County area, including West Melbourne, Malabar, Melbourne, Titusville, Grant-Valkaria, Palm Bay, Indialantic, Palm Shores, Cocoa Beach, Rockledge, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbor Beach, Melbourne Village, Cocoa, Cape Canaveral and Satellite Beach. Our experienced Melbourne DUI attorneys are devoted to obtaining the best possible outcome for your case.
Melbourne DUI with Bodily Injury Defense Attorney
At the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, we are prepared for anything that may occur in court. Melbourne’s criminal defense attorneys will challenge the prosecution aggressively on your behalf.
Individuals arrested for DUI’s will be released only if they meet the State’s specific conditions for release. The DUI offender must no longer be under the influence and faculties must be back to normal conditions. Blood and breath alcohol content levels must be lower than 0.05 or a time span of eight hours from the time of the arrest must elapse.
Felony DUI with Serious Bodily Injury under Florida Law
DUI offenders who cause serious bodily injury while driving under the influence are guilty of a third-degree felony punishable by up to $5,000 in fines and/or 5 years of jail time. If the offender is categorized as a habitual/violent felony offender, penalties would be as provided in Florida Statute 775.084. In addition to the consequences for prior DUI convictions, DUI offenses including personal injury consequences are punishable by a minimum of a 3-year driver’s license revocation period.
Offenders convicted of DUI with serious bodily injury will be able to apply for hardship reinstatement without a waiting period. All convictions will require mandatory completion of DUI School or an advanced driver improvement course.
Any DUI offender whose driver’s license privilege is suspended for driving with an illegal alcohol level, or revoked for DUI or for any other offense ordered by the court and who causes death or serious bodily injury to another individual by operating a automobile in a careless or negligent manner is guilty of a 3rd degree felony, punishable by both jail time of not more than 5 years and/or fines not to exceed $5,000.
In the case of DUI offenses including serious bodily injury or death, forceful withdrawal of blood may be necessary by an authorized medical personnel with the use of reasonable force by the law enforcement officer.
Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy | Brevard County DUI with Injury Arrest
If you are located in Brevard County, Volusia County, Seminole County, Osceola County, Indian River County or Orange County and you are in need of a DUI lawyer, let our attorneys represent your Felony DUI with Serious Bodily Injury case. The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, DUI attorneys will evaluate the arresting law enforcement officer procedure and the results of any field sobriety and chemical tests, as well as investigate witnesses. Our extensive background knowledge in dealing with the State of Florida DUI laws will be beneficial in our approach to clear your name and get you the lowest possible sentence. Provide us with the specific details of your case in our online form or call today, (321) 253-3447.