Explained by a DUI Defense Attorney In West Palm Beach, FL

At Herman Law, P.A., we are passionate about defending peoples’ rights under the U.S. and Florida Constitutions, and this especially applies to DUI cases where defense counsel needs to have an advanced understanding of the scientific and legal processes involved.

When you are looking for a skilled West Palm Beach DUI lawyer, you need someone who has worked extensively on DUI cases. What sets Attorney Herman apart from the competition? He is a former prosecutor who was also a division lead for a DUI Unit. With over 15 years of experience and over 150 jury trials to his credit, he stands ready to defend your DUI charges!

What are the penalties for drunk driving in Florida?

It is unlawful to drive with a blood alcohol level (BAL) of .08% or higher in Florida, but you can also be convicted under § 316.193, F.S. if it can be proven that your normal faculties were impaired.

First DUI Offense

  • Up to $1,000 fine (up to $2,000 fine with BAL of .15% or higher or minor in vehicle)
  • Up to 1-year license revocation
  • Mandatory 50 hours of community service
  • Probation – not to exceed one year
  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • Vehicle impoundment for 10 days
  • DUI school
  • May be ordered to install Ignition Interlock Device (IID)

Second DUI Offense (within 5 years)

  • Up to $2,000 fine (up to $4,000 fine with BAL of .15% or higher or minor in vehicle)
  • Minimum 5 years license revocation
  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • Vehicle impoundment for 30 days
  • DUI school
  • Installation of Ignition Interlock Device for at least 1 year

Third DUI Offense (more than 10 years from second)

  • Fine between $2,000 and $5,000 (not less than $4,000 with BAL of .15% or higher or minor in vehicle)
  • Minimum 10 years license revocation
  • Up to 12 months in jail
  • Vehicle impoundment for 90 days
  • DUI school
  • Installation of Ignition Interlock Device for at least 2 years

Discuss your DUI charges in a free consultation!

Regardless if you are facing charges for a first, second or subsequent DUI offense, you deserve skilled defense counsel and the opportunity to fight your charges! When you enlist the support of Herman Law, P.A., you get to work with a reputable defense attorney who is readily available to his clients and who will not pass your case off to an assistant or paralegal.

You get direct attorney involvement from a lawyer who has been featured on Fox News, onChannel 5 and in the Palm Beach Post. We fight to win, let us put our winning attitude to work for you!

Contact our office today to meet with Attorney Herman in a free consultation.