DUI Property Damage Lawyer in Miami
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DUI is a well-known offense in the United States, as it is the number-one cause of death on the nation’s roadways. Driving under the influence has taken countless lives as well as property, which is why many states impose enhanced penalties for DUI offenses that result in property damage. Although the penalties for damaging property are less severe than for harming people, the consequences of a conviction are detrimental, nonetheless.
DUI with property damage accusations are additional charges that carry additional penalties, such as increased fines and time in prison. Not to mention, they will appear on your criminal record as separate from your original DUI charge, meaning a potential employer or landlord will see multiple crimes appear on your record if convicted. To best overcome your accusations, retain a Miami DUI property damage attorney with over 30 years of experience and invaluable prosecutorial insights. These advantages have benefitted the thousands of cases I’ve handled for every single client, every single time.
Laws & Penalties for DUI with Property Damage in Florida
According to Florida Statute Section 316.193(3)(c)1, a person who operates a vehicle while under the influence and causes property damage is guilty of a first-degree misdemeanor punishable by one year in prison and/or $1,000 fines. This charge is not included within your initial DUI charge but rather a separate offense that enhances the penalties and seriousness of your alleged DUI crime altogether. If you were not accused of causing property damage during your reported offense, your DUI penalties would be $500 to $1,000 fines and/or 6 months in prison (for a first DUI conviction).
Examples of DUI with Property Damage
Many times, DUI results in damage to people or properties. Although people’s lives are more valuable than property, the government will treat your allegations as if your DUI caused injuries or death.
Property damage can occur to many things, including:
- Street signs
- Traffic lights
Depending on the type of property that was allegedly struck, it can sustain various types of damage, such as:
You Deserve Powerhouse Legal Advocacy. I Am Here to Provide It.
Should you entrust your case with Jonathan Blecher, P.A., I will explore every avenue available to your unique situation. Since no two DUI with property damage charges are exactly alike, their legal defenses shouldn’t be, either. Once I evaluate the events leading up to your arrest in addition to the details following your charges, I will formulate a compelling defense that is tailored to your individual case. As a former prosecutor, I have the knowledge and connections needed to fiercely negotiate your DUI with property damage accusations in attempts to get them reduced or dismissed altogether.
More than 30 Years of Dedication & Experience
Earned a Perfect 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating
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Defended Thousands of People
Named a “Top Ten DUI Lawyer” by the Miami Herald
Defended More than 3,000 DUI Cases
Skilled Former Prosecutor
“He was available to me seemingly 24/7. I called him on his cell phone frequently and he was always there to ease much of my anxiety and answer my questions. He kept me abreast of everything that was happening with my case on a regular basis.”- A DUI client
“Anyone who knows me knows I hold very high standards for any professional. Jonathan is a caring and compassionate advocate for his clients”- Marie G.
“He has a proven track record for honesty, integrity, and care for his clients. Bottom line, his honest reputation helped him to achieve the best results for his clients. He is also one of the most knowledgeable attorneys in Miami.”- Attorney Tara Faenza