Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious crime that results in increased penalties each time an individual commits the offense. If an individual is convicted of DUI for the fourth time, aside from time behind bars, his or her driving privileges could be revoked permanently. If you have been charged with your fourth DUI and want to protect your driving privileges, contact a Destin DUI defense attorney immediately.
Fourth DUI Lawyer in DeFuniak Springs
When facing charges that can be so detrimental to your professional and personal life, it is important to protect your future by taking a proactive approach. The attorneys at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC can help you to protect your future by giving your case the attention it deserves. The firm proudly serves the areas in and around the counties of Okaloosa, Holmes, Washington County, Santa Rosa, Walton, and Escambia.
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If an individual is found to be in actual physical control of a vehicle while his or her normal physical or mental faculties are impaired due to the consumption of drugs or alcohol, he or she can be charged with DUI. Furthermore, if an individual’s blood alcohol content is measured at .08 or higher, he or she will be charged with DUI, regardless of whether or not their normal faculties are impaired.
In order to be in actual physical control of a vehicle, a person does not actually have to be driving. If an individual is in or on the vehicle and has the capability of operating it, he or she is in actually physical control of the vehicle.
If a person commits a fourth DUI, the offense will be considered a third-degree felony. A felony of this degree is punishable by up to five years of imprisonment, and/or a fine between $2,000 and $5,000. Along with a prison sentence and fines, an individual will also have his or her driver’s license permanently revoked, with no possibility for a hardship reinstatement.
If you are facing charges for a fourth DUI, it is important that you act quickly. Protecting your ability to drive is vital, and at Adkinson Law Firm, LLC we can help you do that. Our DeFuniak Springs criminal defense attorneys have experience representing clients with DUI charges in Destin, Santa Rosa County, Holmes County, Washington County, Escambia County, Okaloosa County, and surrounding areas.
We can review your individual case and formulate a personalized defense strategy for you. Call us at today to schedule your free consultation.