20+ Year New Port Richey Felony DUI Defense Attorney
Are you facing drunk or drugged driving charges? Were you driving a car that crashed and caused property damage or harmed another person? Did you fail a field sobriety test or have a blood test that says your alcohol content was far over the legal limit?
An Aggressive Defense For Those Facing Felony DUI Charges
Hiring an experienced DUI attorney such as myself after a driving under the influence (DUI) arrest, even if you know you are guilty, may help prevent you from losing your driver’s license, going to jail or having a criminal record follow you for the rest of your life.
Seek An Aggressive Attorney To Defend You Against DUI Charges
Frank P. Bianco, P.A., has been committed to defending those facing DUI charges in the New Port Richey area since 1991. As a defense lawyer, I am in court nearly every day and have defended hundreds of clients. If you have been arrested, let me apply my experience and skills to your case.
Factors That Increase DUI Penalties In Florida
Many first-time DUI convictions are misdemeanor offenses, which can impose serious but less severe consequences than can felonies: up to one year in jail and a $1,000 fine. However, there are a number of factors that raise the level of the offense to a felony and will lead to increased penalties if convicted. Some of these factors include:
- Having a prior DUI conviction — or a number of them — within a certain number of years
- Committing another offense while driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Causing an injury or death of a person or damage to a property while driving drunk
The presence of children in the vehicle and the seriousness of the injuries caused to a person while committing a DUI offense will also increase the consequences of a conviction.
There are many classifications of DUI charges in the state, all carrying different levels of penalties. Call 727.843.0097 or send me an email right away if you are arrested. I will explain your options and fight hard to reduce or dismiss your charges.