Pensacola Multiple DUI Attorney

Aggressive Defense for Repeat Offenders

Being arrested for a second, third, or subsequent DUI can be a frightening experience. You may be worried about the consequences of a conviction, including jail time, fines, and a criminal record. You may also be concerned about how a conviction will affect your driving privileges and your ability to get to work, school, or other important places.

At Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we understand what you are going through. Our Pensacola multiple DUI defense lawyer is here to help you fight the charges and protect your rights. We have extensive experience handling all types of DUI cases, including those involving multiple offenses. We know the law, the process, and the best defense strategies to employ on your behalf.

Get started on your defense today; call our office at (850) 495-7977 or contact us online for an initial consultation.

Consequences of a Second DUI Conviction

Under Florida law, a second DUI conviction is a misdemeanor. However, the penalties are much more severe than those for a first-time DUI. If you are convicted of a second DUI, you will face the following penalties:

  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • Up to $2,000 in fines
  • License suspension for up to 5 years
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) installation for at least 1 year
  • Vehicle impoundment for at least 30 days
  • Probation for up to 1 year
  • At least 5 years of SR-22 insurance

In addition to these penalties, you will also have a criminal record. This can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even obtain certain professional licenses. You will also face higher insurance premiums and may be required to attend alcohol education or treatment programs.

Consequences of a Third or Subsequent DUI Conviction

If you are convicted of a third or subsequent DUI, you will face even more severe penalties. A third DUI conviction is a third-degree felony, while a fourth or subsequent DUI conviction is a second-degree felony. Both types of convictions carry significant penalties.

If you are convicted of a third or subsequent DUI, you will face the following penalties:

  • Up to 5 years in prison
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • License suspension for up to 10 years
  • Ignition interlock device (IID) installation for at least 2 years
  • Vehicle impoundment for at least 90 days
  • Probation for up to 5 years
  • At least 5 years of SR-22 insurance

In addition to these penalties, you will also have a criminal record. This can make it difficult to find employment, housing, and even obtain certain professional licenses. You will also face higher insurance premiums and may be required to attend alcohol education or treatment programs.

Defending Against Multiple DUI Charges

Just because you have been arrested for a second, third, or subsequent DUI does not mean you will be convicted. There are many potential defenses to DUI charges, and our Pensacola multiple DUI defense attorney can help you determine the best strategy for your case.

Some common defenses to multiple DUI charges include:

  • Illegal stop: Law enforcement must have reasonable suspicion to pull you over. If they did not, any evidence obtained during the stop may be inadmissible.
  • Improper administration of field sobriety tests: Field sobriety tests are not always accurate. If the tests were not properly administered, the results may be unreliable.
  • Failure to read Miranda rights: If you were in custody and the police failed to read you your Miranda rights, any statements you made may be inadmissible.
  • Improper administration of a breath or blood test: Breath and blood tests must be properly administered. If they were not, the results may be inaccurate.
  • Rising blood alcohol content: It takes time for alcohol to be absorbed into the bloodstream. If your blood alcohol content was rising at the time of the test, the results may not be accurate.
  • Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions can cause a breathalyzer to produce a false positive. If you have a medical condition that could have affected the results, we can use this as a defense.
  • Violation of your rights: If the police violated your rights at any point during the arrest or investigation, we can file a motion to suppress evidence.

These are just a few examples of the defenses that may be available to you. Our Pensacola multiple DUI defense lawyer can review the facts of your case and help you determine the best defense strategy.

How Our Firm Can Help

At Michael J. Griffith, P.A., we are committed to providing each and every client with the personalized, one-on-one attention they deserve. When you hire our firm, you will work directly with our Pensacola multiple DUI defense attorney. We will take the time to listen to your story, answer your questions, and address your concerns. We will then develop a strong defense strategy tailored to your unique situation.

Our firm has a proven track record of success. We have helped countless clients obtain favorable outcomes in their DUI cases, and we are ready to fight for you. Whether you are facing a second, third, or subsequent DUI, you can rely on us to provide you with the aggressive representation you need and the compassionate support you deserve.

Schedule a Free Consultation Today

If you have been arrested for a second, third, or subsequent DUI, it is important to act quickly. The sooner you contact our firm, the sooner we can get to work on your case. We will conduct a thorough investigation, gather all available evidence, and build a strong defense on your behalf. Our Pensacola multiple DUI defense lawyer will be by your side throughout the entire process, fighting to protect your rights and your future.

Get started on your defense today; call our office at (850) 495-7977 or contact us online for an initial consultation.

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Why You Want Us in Your Corner 

Michael J. Griffith has earned many accomplishment over his career, including being admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court, co-authoring a book about motorcycle injury compensation, and being named to the Top 100 Lawyers in Florida. His success in achieving decisive wins for his clients is based on a passion to serve people in need, his strong sense of justice, and his unwavering support for the underdog. While you may feel the criminal or civil court systems care little about you as a person, Attorney Griffith levels the playing field with his extensive experience, skills, and client service. 

  • Nearly 50 Years of Experience
  • Proven Track Record of Success
  • Admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Passionate About Fighting for Those in Need
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  • FACDL
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