Expert DUI Defense at Patrick Wilson Law

With a proven track record in handling DUI cases, we ensure you receive strategic and personalized representation.

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At Patrick Wilson Law, we understand the severe implications of DUI charges and are committed to providing expert defense tailored to your case. Our experienced legal team specializes in navigating the complexities of Driving Under the Influence charges, ensuring you receive strategic and personalized representation.

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Understanding DUI: An Overview

DUI crimes can be overwhelming with the complexity of offenses and associated charges, from manslaughter to felony to DUI traffic stops. Here are some of the major offenses, and the associated fines/punishments: 

Here's an overview of major offenses and their associated fines/punishments:

  • DUI Felony/Manslaughter

    In Florida, while DUI is usually a misdemeanor for a first or second offense, specific circumstances can elevate it to a felony, such as multiple convictions or incidents involving serious bodily injury or death. 
    • DUI Manslaughter: DUI manslaughter is a serious second-degree felony under Florida Statutes. Penalties can range from $4,000 to $10,000, with potential imprisonment spanning from a few years to over a decade, depending on the case's specifics.
    • DUI Manslaughter with Leaving the Scene: This escalates to a first-degree felony, with fines up to $10,000, imprisonment up to 30 years, and/or mandatory permanent revocation of the driver's license. 
    • Serious Bodily Injury DUI: Considered a third-degree felony, this offense carries fines up to $5,000, imprisonment up to 5 years, and/or mandatory permanent revocation of the driver's license. Penalties vary based on factors like prior convictions, blood alcohol concentration (BAC), and aggravating circumstances.
  • DUI Causing Property Damage or Injury

    This category encompasses cases where property damage or injury results from impaired driving. Penalties include:
    • DUI causing property damage: First-degree misdemeanor with up to 365 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.
    • DUI causing serious injuries: Elevated to a third-degree felony with up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine, classified as a level 7 offense.
    • Hit-and-Run with Knowledge: A first-degree felony with penalties of up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, classified as a level 9 offense.
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DUI Traffic Stops

In Florida, DUI traffic stops occur when law enforcement suspects impairment by alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances. Understanding what to expect during these stops is crucial. Maintain emotional composure, speak only when necessary, and be polite to avoid escalating the situation. Aggressive behavior may lead to arrest for DUI.

If arrested and convicted of DUI, consequences may include fines, probation, community service, license suspension, and, in severe cases, imprisonment. Repeated offenses result in increasingly harsh penalties.


Why Choose Patrick Wilson Law for DUI Defense?

  • Specialized Expertise: Our team is well-versed in DUI laws and has a proven track record of successfully handling DUI cases.
  • Strategic Approach: We meticulously review the circumstances of each case, examining evidence and challenging procedural aspects to build a robust defense strategy.
  • Personalized Advocacy: Every DUI case is unique. We provide customized advocacy, tailoring our approach to the specific details of your situation.

Our DUI Defense Services


Comprehensive Consultation

Begin with a confidential consultation where we discuss the details of your case. Our legal experts will provide insights into potential strategies and outcomes tailored to your situation.


Strategic Case Analysis

Our team thoroughly analyzes the evidence, identifying strengths and weaknesses. We then build a robust defense strategy tailored to your DUI case's circumstances.


Courtroom Representation

Trust Patrick Wilson Law to represent you effectively in court. Our seasoned attorneys have the expertise to navigate legal proceedings and advocate for the best possible outcome in your DUI case.


Understanding DUI Penalties

Gain a clear understanding of the potential penalties associated with DUI charges. Patrick Wilson Law works to minimize the impact on your life and aims for the most favorable resolution.

Take the first step towards expert DUI defense. Contact us today.

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