Being charged with a DUI or DWI in Florida can affect your life in many ways. If you are convicted of this crime, the situation becomes even more serious. For this reason, having the right Highlands County DUI Lawyer on your side is essential. Here at The Law Firm of Elton J. Gissendanner, III, we have many years of experience defending clients who have been charged with these offenses, and we can help you achieve the best possible outcome in your case.

About Florida DUI Law

Florida defines “Driving Under the Influence” as operating a vehicle with a breath or blood alcohol level of 0.08 or operating a vehicle while demonstrating impairment of normal faculties because of the influence of drugs or alcohol. The penalties for DUI vary based on the specifics of the situation and your criminal history. Possible penalties for a DUI include:

  • Fine
  • Community Service
  • Probation
  • Imprisonment
  • Vehicle Impoundment
  • License Revocation
  • DUI School
  • Ignition Interlock Device

If you injure someone or cause property damage while operating your vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or if you are a repeat offender, you may be charged with a more significant crime, such as a misdemeanor or felony. These crimes carry much harsher penalties, including longer prison sentences, higher fines and permanent loss of driver's license.

Why Hire a Hardee County DWI Lawyer?

If you have been charged with a DUI in Highlands or Hardee County, you need a DUI lawyer who has experience in this practice area. A qualified lawyer can review your case, help you collect evidence, prepare you for court and be by your side until your case is resolved.

Contact The Law Firm of Elton J. Gissendanner, III

Attorney Buddy Gissendanner of The Law Firm of Elton J. Gissendanner, III is a skilled Hardee and Highlands County DUI Lawyer. Whether you are facing your first DUI charge or a possible felony, Attorney Gissendanner can interpret the law as it applies to your case and help you make the best possible decisions moving forward.

If you have been charged with a DUI, you need to find a qualified lawyer to help you with your case as soon as possible. Contact The Law Firm of Elton J. Gissendanner, III today to learn more about our services, discuss your case or schedule a consultation with Attorney Buddy Gissendanner. We look forward to working with you!