First-Time Offenders for DUI in South Florida

DUI charges carry some of the harshest penalties in Florida and are most common among first-time offenders. It’s important to know that just one drink can result in blowing a .08 which is the legal limit in Florida. Even for first-time offenders, Florida Statute 316.193 requires mandatory punishments imposed by the court such as:

  • Fines
  • Community Service
  • Probation
  • Jail Time
  • Vehicle Immobilization

Some alternatives to fines or jail time may be a DUI diversion program. If you have been charged with DUI, you may be eligible for the Palm Beach County 1st Time D.U.I. Offender Program. A DUI diversion program allows offenders to enter rehabilitation and avoid criminal penalties. For many, this is a great alternative to a possible conviction, especially those with a clean record.

Is Jail Mandatory for a DUI in Palm Beach Gardens?

While jail isn't necessarily a given when you get arrested for a DUI, it is possible. In the video below, our experienced Palm Beach Gardens DUI lawyer explains what jail time might be possible depending on your arrest circumstances.

Contact our Respected Palm Beach Gardens Lawyer for First-Time Offenders

Following an arrest, a defendant and their loved one(s) can experience the stress of what will happen next after their first arrest. Undoubtedly, the first reaction for most people that get arrested is to think about their future and find help to get themselves out of their situation. For most people, their first step is hiring an experienced defense attorney in Palm Beach Gardens. 

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The Law Offices of Matthew Konecky strives to give you all the information you need to make the right decisions in your case. If you or a loved one has been arrested for the first time, contact us by clicking the button above or calling (561) 671-5995 so we can get started on your case immediately.