Driver Blew .085 & .083 Over Three Hours Following Arrest for DUI


The Charges

Officers were contacted by a concerned citizen over a possible drunk driver. Police observed a driver bouncing in and out of his lane and they initiated a traffic stop. The driver exhibited signs of intoxication and failed field sobriety testing. The driver agreed to provide a breath sample and blew .085% and .083% over three hours following the traffic stop. The police arrested the driver on charges of DUI (Driving Under the Influence).

Driving Under the Influence 

Driving under the influence in Florida can have severe penalties. A first offense is considered a misdemeanor. Penalties for a first offense with a blood-alcohol level of .08% or higher will include the following:

  • Suspension of driver’s license from 180 days to one year
  • A fine from $500 to $1,000
  • Up to 6 months in jail
  • 10-day impoundment on your vehicle
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device at the discretion of the judge

Those with a blood-alcohol level of .15% or higher will have penalties that include the following:

  • Suspension of driver’s license from 180 days to one year
  • A fine from $1,000 to $2,000
  • Up to 9 months in jail
  • Installation of an ignition interlock device on your car for 6 to 12 months

Penalties will be increased if anyone was killed. The defendant could be charged with manslaughter, which is a felony. A first time offender will also be required to do 50 hours of community service. Some judges will allow the community service to be bought off at a rate of $10 an hour. Probation could also be an option for first-time offenders in which regular meetings with a probation officer and consistent alcohol tests will be administered. 

Anyone that has a child under the age of 18 in the car with them will also be given enhanced penalties.  

Musca Law Firm

Our attorneys at Musca Law Firm are dedicated to helping you manage your DUI case. We will take all the steps needed to find a favorable outcome for you. We answer our phones 24/7 for your convenience and access to our services when you most need us. A Musca Law attorney will listen to your case carefully and review any police reports. If there is a need for us to find experts on breathalyzers or other aspects of your DUI case, we will. You will never need to worry about deadlines for paperwork, such as filing for a restricted driver’s license, as we will handle all of this for you. If you or a loved one face a DUI charge, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (888) 484-5057 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys.

RESULT: The Musca Law Defense Attorney believed in the innocence of the client and brought the case before a trial. The Attorney convinced the State that their case lacked evidence, and the charges against the Client were reduced, resulting in NO DUI CONVICTION!