DUI Attorney in Panama City, FL
Panama City DUI Penalties
If you have been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) in Panama City or any of the surrounding areas you are probably wondering
what types of penalties you could be facing. You may also be wondering
where you can find an experienced Panama City DUI attorney to help you
fight the charges.
A first-time DUI conviction in the state of Florida will likely result in:
- A mandatory 180-day driver's license suspension
- Up to $500 in fines (as well as various other fees and charges)
- 50 hours of community service
- A 6-month jail sentence
- Vehicle impoundment
The judge will impose additional penalties depending on the circumstances
of your DUI case and whether you have multiple DUI convictions on record.
Those penalties can include additional jail time, increased fines, a longer
period of driver's license suspension, having to attend a court-ordered
DUI school, being required to install an ignition interlock device (IID)
on your vehicle, and more. You should expect your insurance rates to be
significantly increased as well.
Do not underestimate the
importance of hiring an attorney. Attorney Seaton is a highly-trained attorney who has built up a reputation
for being a trusted and devoted legal advocate for the criminally accused.
She has helped hundreds of clients fight DUI and other criminal charges,
and is committed to providing clients with the solid defense strategy
they need to pursue the most positive outcome for their case. It is her
past experiences and her in-depth knowledge of Florida's criminal
laws and statutes that has earned our firm top ratings from the rating
How a Panama City DUI Lawyer Can Help
Despite what law enforcement officers or the prosecuting attorney may lead
you to believe, a positive field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test
showing a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or above, does not
guarantee a conviction. There are numerous ways in which the so-called
evidence against you in a DUI case can be challenged successfully. An
incorrect calibration on a breathalyzer machine, no probable cause for
the officer to make an arrest, improperly administered
blood/breath tests and other reasons could all lead to a wrongful arrest. That is why it
is extremely important that you obtain legal counsel immediately upon
You will greatly improve your chances of getting a reduction or dismissal
of the charges you face, and to avoid the penalties connected with a DUI
conviction, by obtaining legal counsel from an aggressive DUI lawyer.
To understand your legal rights and to find out how a Panama City DUI lawyer
can help you avoid DUI penalties,
contact our firm at once.