Driving under the influence (DUI) in Florida can land a person with serious legal consequences. A DUI involving property damage can enhance these penalties even further. Related charges often include "hit and run" or "leaving the scene of the accident." A DUI charge with property damage can be life changing.
It is important that you are aware of what comes next with your charges. A DUI involving property damage penalties can include heavy fines and possible jail time. If you have been charged with DUI involving property damage, it is in your best interest to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney.
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Overview for DUI with Property Damage in Florida
Florida Statute § 316.193 outlines elements that the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt to convict a person of a DUI with property damage.
In most cases this involves a driver, who while under the influence, crashes into another vehicle. Not only would an offender have to face the criminal consequences of such an accident but the offender could potentially face a civil lawsuit as well for the damages caused.
The penalties for a DUI with property damage can be severe. DUI involving property damage is a first degree misdemeanor. In addition to first degree misdemeanor penalties, a DUI with property damage has additional legal consequences.
If a person is convicted for a DUI with property damage, he or she may face the following penalties:
Legal consequences for a DUI with property damages can be elevated. If a person has a breath or blood-alcohol level of .15 or higher or the person has a minor in the car, a judge will impose the following penalties.
Florida Statute § 316.193 – Visit the Florida Statute surrounding driving under the influence charges. See the legal language surrounding the specifics of the charge, the adjoining penalties and enhanced penalties of DUIs, and what happens to repeat offenders.
Licensed DUI Programs in Florida – Visit the official website for the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). Find more information regarding DUI programs in Florida. A DUI program is a non-profit organization that requires the accused to complete a drug and alcohol education to satisfy judicial and driver licensing requirements.
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This article was last updated on September 21, 2018.