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DUI Attorney in Jacksonville

Protecting Your Constitutional Rights

Being charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) can have both short-term and long-term effects on your life. You can face jail time, fines, and revocation of your license. With so much at stake, it is vitally important that you hire a skilled DUI lawyer in Jacksonville. At Malcolm Anthony, P.A., I help clients with DUI charges throughout Duval and St. Johns counties and all of Northeast Florida.

If you have been charged with DUI, don't wait any longer. Give me a call at (904) 289-5577.

Knowing the Penalties for DUI

The penalties for a first offense DUI conviction are serious and can have drastic effects on your life. The fine can be anywhere from $500 to $1,000. In addition, you are required to complete community service, are placed on probation for up to one year, and can face up to six months in jail. Your license will also likely be revoked and you will be required to complete DUI school. While neither I, nor any DUI lawyer in Jacksonville, can guarantee that the charges will be dropped, I work hard to find ways to get your case dropped or to lessen the impact of the case on your life, including keeping your license and avoiding the life-altering consequences of a DUI conviction.

I provide legal representation for all types of DUI charges and related matters, including:

BUI Charges

Over the years, I have represented several individuals charged with boating under the influence. They are unique cases that require an attorney with knowledge of this specific charge and the procedures and law dealing with BUIs.

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs

DUI isn't just for drunk drivers. A person can be charged with driving under the influence of illegal drugs such as:

  • Marijuana
  • Opiates
  • Cocaine

What many people don't understand is that in Florida, a person can be charged with DUI drugs when on lawful prescribed medications, if they, at the time of driving, are impairing the drivers' normal faculties. Florida law prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol or "controlled substances", such as Ambien, Xanax, Vicodin, etc.

Legal Limit in Florida

A person can be convicted of DUI in Florida if either they are affected by alcohol to the extent their normal faculties are impaired or if their blood alcohol level registers at .08 or above. A breath alcohol level above a 1.5 subjects a person to enhanced penalties including increased fines and requirement of an ignition interlock system in their vehicle once they are eligible for a license. A person under 21 years of age is subject to a license suspension if they register a blood alcohol level of over .02, even if they are at not at a DUI level.

To learn more about my criminal defense services in Jacksonville, give me a call at (904) 289-5577.

“Words will never be able to describe how much Mr. Anthony saved my son's life. I came in his office beaten, tore down, and looking for any help I could get. Mr. Anthony not only showed me compassion, but he proved that not all attorneys are about the money. His ingenuity and spunk made me feel that my son wasn't another statistic. I was treated like family and for that I will ever be grateful. If your looking for a stellar team and an amazing attorney, look no further than Malcolm Anthony.”

- A Previous Client
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