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Under Florida law, Driving Under the Influence can be charged as a felony offense depending on the number of prior offenses or because the DUI caused or contributed to the serious bodily injury of another person.
Under Florida Statute Section 316.193(3), any person who causes serious bodily injury while driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance can be charged with a Third Degree Felony. This is punishable in Florida with a $5,000 fine and/or up to 5 years imprisonment.
If you have been charged with DUI that involved an accident that could have resulted in bodily injury to another, it is important to seek out the services of an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. Call us to discuss the particular facts of your case. We can tell you what you might need to do right now to protect yourself after this type of criminal allegation. The attorneys at Galigani Law Firm represent both men and women charged with these serious offenses in Gainesville, Ocala, Lake City, Trenton, Macclenny, Williston and the surrounding areas of central Florida.
Florida Statute Section 322.271 and 322.28 provide that any DUI with Serious Bodily Injury conviction carries with it a minimum 3-year revocation of the driver's license. DUI Serious Bodily Injury convictions that occur after having a prior driving under the influence conviction result in a revocation that depends on the number of prior convictions and timing issues. For a second driving under the influence conviction within 5 years of any priors, a minimum 5 year revocation will apply. For a third DUI conviction within 10 years of any prior conviction, a minimum 10 year revocation will apply. For a fourth or subsequent DUI conviction a mandatory permanent revocation will occur.
Florida Statute Section 322.271 and 322.28 provide that a felony conviction for DUI with Serious Bodily Injury will result in a three (3) year revocation. The driver can immediately apply for a hardship reinstatement hearing after completing DUI school.
After an arrest for this serious offense, contact an experienced drunk driving attorney in Gainesville, Alachua County, FL. The criminal defense attorneys at Galigani Law Firm represent individuals throughout Gainesville in Alachua County, Trenton in Gilchrist County, Bronson in Levy County, Ocala in Marion County, Titusville in Union County, Starke in Bradford County, Macclenny in Baker County, and Lake City in Columbia County.
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