A Florida woman is in legal trouble after being arrested 3 times within
a 6 day period. The woman was pulled over on suspicion of DUI on April
30 and refused to take a blood test. She posted bail and was released
from jail. The next day, she was arrested again, and again refused to
submit to a blood test. Again, she posted bail and was released from jail.
4 days later, on May 5th, she was pulled over and arrested once again.
She did take a blood alcohol test, and her bail was set at $100,000.
3 DUI arrests in one week- how will that be handled in court? It depends
on the person’s criminal record. In Florida, the penalties increase
with each conviction. While the woman’s criminal history is unknown,
the fact that she was accused of driving drunk on 3 separate occasions
within a short time period is not going to sit well with the prosecutors.
The State Attorneys look at cases like this one and assume the defendant
has a blatant disregard for the law.
Depending on her previous criminal record, the woman could be convicted
of a third degree felony if she is found guilty, and receive a prison
sentence of 30 days to 12 months. If convicted, her car could be impounded
for up to 90 days, and her driver’s license suspended for up to
10 years. After that period is over, she will likely have to have an ignition
interlock device on her vehicle for 2 years. She may face fines, and likely,
treatment for alcohol addiction.
If you are facing
DUI charges, it is important to work closely with a knowledgeable attorney.
A lawyer can work with you and help get your charges minimized or dropped.
Don’t fight DUI charges alone.
Call an attorney at Stepniak & Park today.
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