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A second driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI) in Gainesville can result in serious penalties, including mandatory jail time, vehicle impoundment, mandatory driver’s licenses sentences, vehicle immobilization and fines.
Additionally, an individual who has been convicted of a second drinking and driving offense is required to submit continuing proof of financial responsibility that they possess vehicle insurance (an FR-44 form). Insurance companies providing this type of insurance generally require the driver to have higher liability limits, which can cause the insurance premiums to drastically increase.
If you have been pulled over on suspicion of your second DUI offense in Florida and refuse to submit to chemical testing or fail to pass an intoxication test because your blood or breath alcohol level was over .08, it is important to remember you only have ten days to request an administrative license suspension review hearing under Fla. Stat. § 322.2615. Therefore, it is essential to immediately contact an experienced DUI defense attorney in Gainesville.
If you have been charged with a second DUI offense in Gainesville, or any of the surrounding areas in Florida, including Ocala, Alachua and Lake City, contact the Galigani Law Firm. Dean Galigani is an experienced DUI lawyer who will make every effort to fight the allegations against you and help you achieve the best possible outcome in your particular situation. Call the Galigani Law Firm today for a free consultation at (352) 375-0812 about your second alleged DUI.
As defined in Fla. Stat. § 316.193, an individual can be arrested and charged with a second DUI offense if they:
Normal faculties are generally defined as physical or mental activities an individual does on a daily basis with minimal thought, including walking, talking, balancing, breathing, and controlling motor skills.
Additionally, Florida law provides for a per se DUI law. Under this law, even if the driver has control of their normal faculties, they can still automatically be charged with DUI if their blood or breath alcohol concentration (BAC) level is over the legal limit. According to section 316.193 of the Florida Statutes, an individual can be arrested and charged with a per se second driving under the influence offense if they:
Anyone who has been charged and convicted of any of the following DUI offenses can be charged with a second driving under the influence offense:
A second DUI offense can result in a misdemeanor conviction, which is punishable by any of the following penalties:
Contact the Galigani Law Firm today for a consultation about your second drinking and driving offense throughout Alachua County in Florida. Dean Galigani is an experienced Gainesville DUI attorney who will make every effort to help you avoid the most serious penalties and repercussions to your alleged offense. Contact the Galigani Law Firm at (352) 375-0812 for a consultation about your second DUI charges throughout the counties in Florida, including Marion County, Levy County, Columbia County and Gilchrist County.
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