Okaloosa County DUI Lawyer
One of the most common criminal charges issued in Okaloosa, Florida is for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol and/or drugs. Because DUI charges are so common, many people mistakenly believe that this is not a serious offense. However, individuals convicted of DUI face serious consequences that can adversely affect your job, your relationships, and many other aspects of your life. The best way to avoid or limit DUI penalties is to ensure you have an experienced Okaloosa criminal defense attorney handling your case and protecting your rights.
If you have been arrested for DUI, you should not delay in calling the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm at 850-651-6565 to learn how certified criminal law specialist Stephen G. Cobb can assist you.
Serious penalties of DUI conviction
Anyone accused of DUI faces potentially serious consequences, including the following:
- Suspension of your driver’s license and/or commercial driver’s license (CDL)
- Probation for up to one year
- Up to $1,000 fine plus court costs
- Up to six months in jail
- Alcohol education classes
- Substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment
- Community service
Having a DUI on your record and having a suspended license can not only affect your transportation needs, but can also limit your professional life if your job requires that you drive a vehicle. Additionally, once you get you license back, you will have to have an ignition interlock device (IID) installed on your vehicle for up to six months, which will allow anyone who rides in your vehicle to know that you were convicted of a DUI.
Furthermore, once you have a DUI conviction, the consequences of any subsequent DUI cases will significantly increase. The penalties can be increased if there are aggravating circumstances such as causing injuries to others in an accident, having a child in the car at the time of the DUI, or having a particularly high blood alcohol content (BAC).
Contact an experienced Okaloosa DUI defense attorney as soon as possible
Stephen G. Cobb is a highly skilled criminal defense lawyer who understands how to defend against DUI charges. Please so not hesitate to call the Cobb Criminal Defense Law Firm at (850) 423-0035 if you have been accused of DUI today.
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