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Florida DUI With Serious Bodily Injury

Florida DUI Lawyers And Attorneys

If you have been charged with a DUI with serious bodily injury this is a third degree felony under Florida law. That means you are looking at the possibility of a DUI sentence involving five years in a state prison. This is one possibility looming over you if you are facing this serious charge.

Often times this type of charge comes months after the incident. It is the result of an investigation, possibly one conducted by the Florida Highway Patrol or the sheriff’s office. If the officer believes there is probable cause that a person was seriously injured as the result of an accident where alcohol may be a factor they can require a mandatory blood draw. They have the authority to hold you down, take your blood and then send it off to a lab for evaluation at the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. Many times weeks have passed before those results come back. If the lab results show intoxication the report is updated and a warrant is issued for your arrest.

DUI with serious bodily injury comes with enhanced penalties so we would suggest that if you are facing these charges you contact our office immediately. We will explore every facet of your case to put together the best startegy to fight these DUI charges.

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