Recently, Tiger Woods was found at 2:00 am in his Mercedez Benz, unconscious and parked precariously on the side of the road. The car had damage to the right driver’s side although Woods denied having been in an accident. Woods was charged with DUI and blood toxicology testing revealed that he had recently used marijuana, two pain killers, and sedatives. The tests found the active ingredient in marijuana, THC and Woods also had taken Vicodin, Dilaudid, Xanax and Ambien. Woods is expected to take a plea to a lesser charge of reckless driving in return for his entering Palm Beach County Florida’s diversion program which entails spending a year on probation, 50 hours of community service, attend DUI school and participate in a DUI victims workshop to listen first-hand to the stories of how the survivors of DUI accidents have had their lives altered.
DUI Diversion Programs are offered in most Florida counties including Jacksonville. Florida police take DUI law enforcement deadly seriously, however, first-time DUI offenders in each Florida county are usually given the opportunity to rehabilitate themselves without themselves having their lives ruined by making one simple mistake. If you have been arrested and charged with DUI in Jacksonville you should hire a lawyer that dedicates his practice to defending first time DUI offenders. In many first-time DUI offense, a person may be eligible for pretrial intervention programs like the one above. In return for successfully completing a DUI education program, successfully serving a one-year probation, performing a certain number of community service hours and other requirements, the charges against the offender are reduced from the serious charge of DUI down to something less serious such as reckless driving.
First-time Florida DUI attorney Malcolm Anthony has successfully argued plea deals on behalf of his clients facing DUI charges, including multiple offenders, and can explain the options you have when faced with a DUI for the first time.