If you are facing a fourth DUI conviction, you may lose more than just your driving privileges in Florida. Any allegation for DUI when the driver has prior convictions is treated seriously by the prosecutors and judges throughout this county. At the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, our 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.
Melbourne Fourth DUI Lawyer
Our experienced Melbourne DUI attorneys are devoted to fighting for the best possible outcome for your case. At the Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy, we are prepared for anything that may occur in court. Our DUI attorneys believe that filing motions to suppress and motions to dismiss is often the most effective way to fight the charges. Our criminal defense attorneys believe that challenging the prosecution aggressively on your behalf often results in the best results.
The Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy represent and defends clients with DUI cases involving:
- First DUI convictions
- Second DUI convictions
- Third DUI convictions
- DUI with Property Damage on Non-serious Injury
- Felony DUI with Serious Bodily Injury
- Felony DUI for Vehicular Manslaughter
According to The State of Florida DUI law, you may be convicted of a DUI if:
- Your blood alcohol content (BAC) is above .08%, although you may not necessarily appear to be impaired; or
- Your BAC is below .08% (or unknown if you refused to submit to the chemical testing) but the DUI officer concluded that your “normal faculties are impaired” due to the consumption of alcohol or controlled substances.
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.
Possible Penalties for Fourth-time DUI Convictions
If a fourth-time DUI offense occurs within 10 years from the last offense, imprisonment will be required for up to 30 days and no more than 5 years. Fourth convictions after 10 years or subsequent DUI convictions will require imprisonment for up to 5 years or as provided in Florida Statute 775.084 for habitual/violent offenders.
Fourth or subsequent DUI offender’s fines will amount to no less than $2,000.
Fourth-time DUI convictions within 10 years from the last offense, will require a 90 day automobile impoundment.
- Driver License Revocation:
All fourth-time DUI convictions deem mandatory permanent driver’s license revocation and ineligibility for hardship reinstatement.
Law Offices of Germain & McCarthy | Brevard County 4th DUI 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 an experienced DUI defense attorney, then let our impaired driving attorneys represent you for your fourth or subsequent DUI offense.
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. 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 situation by calling us today at (321) 253-3447.