If you have been arrested for driving under the influence in Volusia or Flagler County, you need an experienced DUI lawyer. Since 2000, Kip Miller has handled literally thousands of DUI cases, focusing on Driving Under the Influence, Driving Under the Influence with Serious Bodily Injury and Driving Under the Influence Manslaughter. As a leading DUI defense lawyer, Kip attends seminars across the nation to stay current with the most recent DUI criminal defense case law. Most importantly he is actively defending DUI charges in the Daytona Beach area.
DUI: A Cumulative Crime
If this is your first DUI offense, you could be assessed fines, have your driver’s license taken away for up to a year, be sentenced to jail for up to 6 months or probation for up to 12 months, and have your vehicle impounded 10 days.
Conviction for a second DUI offense after 5 years could include jail time for up to 9 months, your vehicle being impounded for 30 days, probation for up to 12 months or an interlock device installed at your expense. The stakes are even higher for a second offense within 5 years and includes losing your driver’s license for 5 years and a minimum mandatory 10 days in jail.
A third offense within 10 years can mean jail time from a minimum of 30 days up to 5 years, as well as potentially being charged with Felony DUI. A Daytona Beach DUI lawyer like Kip Miller can help prevent a conviction from tarnishing your driving record for the rest of your life.
What To Do If You have been Charged
If you’ve been charged with a DUI offense, time is of the essence. Keep the following in mind when you’re considering a criminal DUI defense lawyer:
- Immediately review your DUI ticket. Are you eligible to drive for 10 calendar days?
- You may be granted a 42-day temporary driver’s license permit that will allow you to drive for work purposes and to maintain your livelihood.
- In order to attempt to invalidate the forthcoming suspension imposed by the Department of Motor Vehicles, you must request a formal review hearing within 10 calendar days of your arrest.
If you fail to request a formal review hearing, your license will be suspended. Our DUI defense lawyer can request this formal review hearing for you and actively defend your criminal case. Put Kip Miller’s extensive DUI defense experience to work for you. Contact Koleilat and Miller today to schedule a consultation.