Orlando DUI Accident Lawyer

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If you have been arrested for or charged with driving under the influence (DUI) in Orlando, you could end up spending time in jail and owe thousands in fines. You could also lose your license.

A criminal defense DUI lawyer in Orlando at Bogin, Munns & Munns can defend against your charges. We understand that DUI charges can be scary. You may fear what consequences an arrest and conviction will have on the rest of your life. Our team of criminal defense lawyers can be the steady hand that guides you through this intimidating process.

How a DUI Lawyer on Our Team Will Fight for You

To fight for the best possible resolution for your case, we will investigate your charges, build your defense, and advocate for your rights through the criminal justice system.

We Will Investigate Your Arrest

First, we will investigate the circumstances surrounding your arrest. Just because you have been arrested or charged with a crime, that does not mean that you are automatically guilty. You are innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, so we will look for evidence that combats the prosecutor’s claims.

This evidence can take many forms, such as:

  • Video footage
  • Pictures
  • Witness statements
  • Breathalyzer test results
  • Blood test results
  • Field sobriety test results

We Will Build Your DUI Defense in Orlando

Then, we will use the evidence we have uncovered to construct a robust defense.

Depending on your case, we may use one of the following defenses:

  • Invalid or inaccurate breath or blood test results
  • Broken chain of custody
  • Inaccurate or invalid field sobriety test results
  • No reasonable suspicion to stop you
  • No probable cause for your arrest
  • The police officers did not read you your Miranda rights

We Will Fight for Your Rights

We will do what it takes to resolve your case in your best interests. Depending on your case, we can fight to get your charges dropped, negotiate a deal with the prosecutor, or take your case to trial to defend your innocence. If you get in touch with us early enough, we may be able to persuade the prosecutor against filing charges.

Either way, we will keep you informed on all aspects of your case, clearly communicating with you every step of the way. Our DUI defense attorneys know that this is your future on the line, so we want you to feel in control. You can trust Bogin, Munns & Munns to do what is right for you and to never keep you in the dark.

To consult with an experienced dui accident lawyer serving Orlando, call 855-686-6752

Consequences of a Conviction for Driving Under the Influence

The consequences of a criminal arrest and conviction can be far-reaching. Not only could you face possible jail time, but you may also owe hefty fines. Even after you have served your time and paid your fines, a criminal record could follow you for the rest of your life.

DUI Fines

Per Florida Statute § 316.193, the fines you face depend on whether this is your first DUI offense.

Offense Fines
First offense $500-$1,000
Second offense $1,000-$2,000
Third offense (not within 10 years of a prior conviction) $2,000-$5,000
Third offense (within 10 years of a previous conviction) Third-degree felony, up to $5,000
Fourth or subsequent offense Third-degree felony, no less than $2,000, up to $5,000

If your DUI involved a blood alcohol level (BAL) of 0.15 or above or an accident that caused injury, death, or property damage, your fines might be higher. Your attorney can negotiate for a reduction of these fines or a plea deal.

Jail Time

Jail time depends on the charge you are facing.

Offense Jail or Prison Time
First offense Up to nine months’ imprisonment
Second offense Up to 12 months’ imprisonment
Third offense (not within 10 years of a prior conviction) Up to 12 months in prison
Third offense (within 10 years of a previous conviction) Up to five years in prison
Fourth or subsequent offense Up to five years in prison

If you had a minor in the car or caused a DUI accident that resulted in property damage, injury, or death, you will likely face a longer prison sentence. A BAL of 0.15 or above will also lead to longer jail or prison time.

Your lawyer can help you determine how much jail or prison time you face after reviewing your case.

Criminal Record

Some employers will not hire or continue to employ people convicted of certain crimes. Our DUI defense lawyers will fight the charges you face to ensure you do not have a criminal record that could jeopardize your employment. 

Suspended License

According to Florida Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (FLHSMV), you face a license suspension for driving under the influence, even if it is your first offense.

Offense Suspension Period
First offense  At least 180 days, up to 365 days (without bodily injury)
At least three years (if you caused an accident that resulted in bodily injury)
Second offense (within five years of first conviction) At least five years (may be eligible for a hardship reinstatement after 365 days)
Second offense (no time limit) At least 180 days, up to 365 days (without bodily injury)
At least three years (if you caused an accident that resulted in bodily injury)
Third offense (within 10 years of prior conviction) At least 10 years (may be eligible for hardship reinstatement after two years)
Third offense (no time limit)  At least 180 days, up to 365 days (without bodily injury)
At least three years (if you caused an accident that resulted in bodily injury)
Fourth conviction Permanent revocation (may be eligible for hardship reinstatement after five years)

 Our legal team can help you determine how long you may lose your license after a DUI conviction. We can represent you at an administrative suspension hearing to fight for your right to keep your license.

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Contact Us Today to See How Our Lawyers Can Help After a DUI Arrest in Orlando

Since 1979, our firm has been representing clients in their time of greatest need. We offer the extensive resources and breadth of knowledge of a larger firm while giving each client the personal attention they deserve.

Call Bogin, Munns & Munns today at (855) 686-6752 to get started on your defense.

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