There are several consequences that you may face if you are caught driving while under the influence. The consequences you face depend on whether or not it is your first time being charged with a DUI in Miami. Below is a list of some of the possible consequences:

Your First DUI Offense

You can get your license revoked for one year if you are caught driving under the influence for the first time. If you cause serious injury while driving under the influence, then you may face a three year-revocation. You can apply for a hardship license in your county before your revocation expires.

Your Second DUI Offense

If your second DUI offense has not occurred within five years of the first DUI offense, then you can get your license revoked anywhere from 180 days to one year. You can get your license revoked for five years or more if your second offense occurs within five years of the first one. You can apply for a hardship license after one year of your license revocation. However, you may be required to attend DUI School and Treatment.

Your Third DUI Offense

If your third DUI has not occurred within 10 years of the prior two convictions, then you can get your license revoked for 180 days to one year. You can get your license revoked for five years if your two prior convictions fall within five years of each other. You can get your license revoked for 10 years if the third offense occurs within five years of the two prior convictions. You will have to wait two years before you can apply for a hardship license.

Driving With A Unlawful Blood Alcohol Content Level

Your license can be suspended for six months starting after the arrest date. Your license can be suspended for one year for any other offense. You will be given a 10-day permit the day you are arrested. You will have to wait 30 days before applying for a hardship license after your permit has expired. A criminal defense attorney in Melbourne can help you with your case.

We have reported on a large amount of car accident cases that have occurred in Florida over the life of this blog, but the following car accident case is certainly one of the most unique. According to Boca Raton police, a 60-year-old man is being charged with DUI after causing a car accident while attempting to impersonate a police officer. News reports detail that the man had all the makings of a police officer: a “loaded Glock 9 mm handgun in a holster on his waist, flashing lights on his Ford Crown Victoria and a police-style badge hanging around his neck. There was even a German shepherd in the back seat of his car.”

Boca Raton police finally arrested the man for drunken driving after he dressed up as a police officer and proceeded to pull over several motorists, asking them if they had alcohol or drugs in their car. Actual officers expressed that the man’s vehicle was very similar to the white Ford Crown Victoria vehicles that officers drive nationwide. However, there were some glaring differences in his fake squad car. For instance, his light on the top of his car were green, not blue and red.

When police confronted the man, they smelled a strong odor of alcohol coming from the fake police vehicle. The man told authorities that he was a private investigator and he had been in an accident earlier that night with someone who cut him off and struck his car.

As a result, the man was arrested on charges of impersonating a law enforcement officer and DUI and will need the help of a DUI Lawyer.