DUI with Property Damage
The charge of Driving Under the Influence with Property Damage has a separate denotation from a simple DUI and carries with it an enhanced set of penalties. In a DUI with property damage, the person involved may be accused of causing damage to property or a non-serious injury while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The typical scenario is that of someone who gets into an automobile accident and is charged with a DUI.
In Florida, DUI with property damage is considered a first degree misdemeanor. Potential penalties, if convicted, include up to one year in jail, a fine of up to $1,000, a revocation of your driver’s license for 6-12 months and 50 hours of community service along with other penalties.
DUI with property damage is a serious charge and can have a profound impact on your life. A Tampa DUI attorney who can provide an intelligent and comprehensive defense is your best ally. Contact the DUI lawyers at McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A. today to benefit from their years of experience in handling DUI with property damage cases. Our team is adept at building a defense for our clients that forces the prosecution to prove their case. The prosecutions will attempt to prove that you were operating the vehicle at the time of the crash, that your blood, breath or urine tests are admissible in court and whether or not you were injured in the accident (field sobriety tests can be impacted by injuries causing the appearance of alcohol impairment).
If you have been arrested for DUI with property damage contact McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A. at 844-511-4800. We serve clients throughout the Tampa Bay area, including Clearwater, St. Petersburg, the beaches and Sarasota. The sooner you call the faster we can work on your behalf to create a positive solution.