Criminal penalties can be imposed upon individuals convicted of a DUI offense. The extent of punishment will depend on several factors, including the severity of the offense. Florida DUI laws provide for relatively lesser penalties for a first-time DUI offender. However, each time the offense is repeated, the extent of the penalties may increase. Some of the typical penalties include monetary fine, probation, community service, and imprisonment. For information about how DUI laws affect your case always be certain to consult a criminal attorney who has experience in handling DUI cases. For more information about defending against criminal charges in the Fort Lauderdale area contact Moore Law, P.A. 707 NE 3rd Avenue, Suite 201, Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33304 (954-656-6230).
How is the penalty determined?
Several factors are taken into account while deciding the severity of penalties in case of a DUI conviction. Some of them are as follows:
• The primary factor that will be looked at is the previous criminal record of the individual with regard to DUI, and the general track record of driving. If the individual is a first-time DUI offender and has an otherwise clean driving record, the penalties imposed may be minimal under the law. The severity of penalties will increase, depending upon the extent of repetition of the offense.