Fighting DUI Charges In Polk County
Your life can change quickly with a DUI charge. Maybe you were driving home from a happy hour after a few drinks and pulled over when you saw flashing lights behind your car. While you may question whether you were actually impaired, you must understand that even a first DUI carries stiff penalties.
At Blenk Law, PA, we can defend you against a driving under the influence (DUI) charge. Lawyer Paul Blenk leverages his background in law enforcement when reviewing your case. He takes time to make sure you understand how Florida law applies. He will discuss whether any defenses are available and explain your options in an honest and straightforward manner. This allows you to make an informed decision.
Penalties For A DUI Conviction
A DUI charge can be either a misdemeanor or felony. Repeat violations or an accident with an injury or death may increase the severity of the charge to a felony.
Even with a first offense, you will lose your driver’s license for six months. During this time, a formal review hearing is required just to obtain a work permit. Up to six months in jail, expensive fines and probation are also possible.
Most drunk driving cases settle before trial. However, Paul Blenk knows how to try a case when necessary. He will walk you through the process ensuring your rights are protected along the way. His personal approach also means he is available when you have a question or concern.