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Aggressive Defense Against DUI Charges in Hernando County

In Florida, operating a motor vehicle or boat while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is illegal. A police officer can arrest you if your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) is over the legal limit while operating the vehicle. However, you can also be arrested if you are observed to be impaired by an arresting officer even with a BAC below the limit.

Most people believe they cannot fight a DUI – but this is not true. There are plenty of legal strategies that can be explored, but you will need a Hernando County criminal defense lawyer experienced in DUI defense. As a former state prosecutor and now a Brooksville DUI lawyer, I have experience on both sides of the courtroom. That means I have working relationships with the DA’s office and understand their mindset and tactics. My experience works to your advantage. Call Conageski Law today.

Contact Conageski Law to schedule a free case evaluation with a Brooksville DUI lawyer. Call me at (352) 292-0822 today.

Understanding DUI Charges in Florida

Alcohol - DUI in FloridaIn Florida, if you are arrested with a BAC of .08% or higher can lead to DUI arrests for adults. A BAC of .02% or higher forms the basis for juvenile/underage DUI. A DUI charge in Florida is also known as an OVI (operating a vehicle while impaired).

This offense also includes driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) which can include illegal street drugs, prescription medications, and even over-the-counter drugs that affect ones’ judgment, alertness, and motor skills.

DUI Penalties in Florida

In Florida, a first-offense DUI is considered a misdemeanor. Second, third, and subsequent DUI offenses will lead to harsher penalties. Multiple offenses within a 10-year period will be charged as felonies. Felony DUIs carry harsher penalties, punishable by up to prison time and fines.

Penalties for a first-offense DUI can include:

  • A fine of $500 up to $2,000
  • A fine of $2,000 to $4,000 if your BAC was .15% or higher or you had a minor in the vehicle
  • Jail time of up to six months at the court’s discretion
  • Jail time of up to nine months if your BAC was .15% or higher or you had a minor in the vehicle
  • 50 hours of community service
  • License suspension
  • Probation of up to a year
  • DUI school
  • Ignition interlock device installation and maintenance

Contact Our Brooksville DUI Attorney Today

A DUI conviction in Hernando County will result in a permanent criminal record that can seriously impact your future. As your Brooksville DUI attorney, it is my goal to help you avoid these negative, long-lasting consequences. I urge you to contact me as soon as possible so that we can work together in seeking a favorable result.

Call our Brooksville DUI lawyer for a free initial case review at (352) 292-0822.

Meet Michael Conageski

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    Michael Conageski
    Brooksville Attorney Mr. Conageski is a resident of Hernando County, a place that he has decided to make home and raise his family. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech University and NOVA Southeastern School of Law. During his time in law school, Mike interned with the Public Defender’s Office of Broward County Florida where he worked in felony courtrooms and specialty courts like Drug and Mental Health Court. While still a law school student, Mike started his trial experience as a Florida Supreme ...

Why Conageski Law?

  • More Than a Decade of Criminal Law Experience
  • Former Prosecutor
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