Saturday, February 7, 2015
A Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Can Help You against a DUI Charge
In a wsvn,com news report, a Broward County Florida judge, Cynthia Imperato, was found guilty in December of DUI and reckless driving, for which she received a sentence of twelve months’ probation, twenty days of house arrest, a suspended license for a year, community service, and over $2,500 in court costs. The problem gets complicated because the former judge had previously been convicted of DUI back in 1988, meaning there were grounds for imposing a harsher penalty. Her criminal attorney is working for an appeal of the conviction. Any reputable Fort Lauderdale criminal attorney will tell you that under Florida law, a DUI conviction is a misdemeanor offense unless you are a repeat offender, in which case, your conviction could be classified as a third degree felony, with stiffer penalties beyond the third drunk driving conviction or when serious bodily injury was caused.