Multiple DUI Defense Attorney in Daytona Beach
Penalties You Could Be Facing
If you are facing your first or second DUI charge, this is classified as a misdemeanor in our state. For a second DUI conviction you could be fined up to $4000, be sentenced to 9 months in jail and have an ignition interlock devise installed in your car for up to 2 years. Your vehicle can be impounded for 30 days and you could have your driver's license revoked for 6 months. If it is your second conviction in 5 years, you could lose your license for up to 5 years. If your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was above 0.15% or you were driving with a minor in your car, the penalties could be more severe.
For a third, fourth or subsequent conviction, you will be facing a felony DUI offense. The penalties are much greater, including fines up to $5000, jail time of up to 5 years and a permanent loss of your driving privileges. At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we know that you have rights and that those rights must be defended. In our law firm, we have vast experience as both a state prosecutor and defense attorney so have insight as to how the state develops criminal cases and how best to defend against them. An experienced Daytona Beach DUI attorney may be able to have the charges that have been filed against you reduced or dismissed.
Defending Against Multiple DUI Charges
Our attorneys understand that you are facing consequences that could adversely affect you for years to come. We take pride in our ability to successfully defend multiple DUI cases and urge you to seek assistance without delay. Lawyers at our firm will fully investigate the charges against you, question and secure witnesses, determine if lawful procedures were undertaken by police officers at the time of your arrest and build a defense based on this information. We aggressively fight for our clients and operate on the principle that they are innocent until proven guilty. Allow us the opportunity to fight for you.
Contact a multiple DUI defense attorney in Daytona Beach if you need aggressive representation for a second or subsequent DUI charge.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q: If I’ve Been Arrested, What Rights Do I Have?A: In our country, being arrested does not deprive you of the many rights you have as a citizen. When you were arrested, you should have been informed of your Miranda Rights. You may ask the police officer why you are being arrested and can refuse to answer questions regarding the charges. You have the right to an attorney and the right to a fair and speedy trial. Using a qualified and experienced Daytona Beach criminal defense attorney will work to your advantage in ensuring your rights are protected.
Why Should I Hire an Attorney to Represent Me?
In the case of Buckmaster & Ellzey, we have prosecuted thousands of cases as an Assistant State Attorney. On the side of criminal defense, we have defended hundreds of individuals, such as you, that have faced charges for criminal offenses. Having served on both sides gives us a unique opportunity to fight for our clients.
We understand how prosecutors operate, the types of evidence that they will bring forth and what arguments they are likely to pursue in a criminal case. This first-hand knowledge allows us to better prepare and successfully resolve cases.
What Are the Differences Between a Misdemeanor and a Felony?Generally, misdemeanors are considered minor offenses. The fines for them will be relatively small and any time spent in jail will be in terms of weeks or months, not years. A felony conviction can result in steep fines, probation, parole and prison sentences for years. They can remain on your permanent record and may adversely affect future educational and employment opportunities. With the assistance of an attorney who is willing to aggressively defend your rights, felony charges can sometimes be reduced to misdemeanors.
What Happens Now That I’ve Been Charged With an Offense?The first step will be what is known as an arraignment. A judge will tell you the charges against you and there are many decisions that will need to be made at this time, such as how you will plea to the charges, what bail will be set at and others. We understand that facing criminal charges can be tough and would like you to take advantage of our experience to help you successfully navigate through the criminal justice system.
What Is the Difference Between Contested and Uncontested Divorce?There are two types of divorce in Daytona Beach: contested and uncontested divorce. An uncontested divorce is typically preferred because they can usually be completed with far less hassle and in far less time. However, to go through the uncontested divorce process, the couple must reach an agreement on all significant divorce-related issues. These issues include: • Property division • Debt allocation • Alimony • Child support • Child custody • Visitation When there is disagreement over one or more of these issues, the couple will need to go through the contested divorce process. In such cases, the couple will either need to hire a divorce mediator to help them through the negotiation process or have the family court decide for them.
Client TestimonialsRead What Our Past Clients Had to Say
Well-Versed in the Legal Process and Protocols
“He is well-versed in the legal process and protocols. Fortunately, the criminal complaint made against me was frivolous and without merit. Even so, I was able to sleep much better knowing that Jeremy was in my corner.”
They Had My Back
“Not every case works in your favor but knowing you have the right attorney to fight on your behalf is vital. Thankfully having Buckmaster & Ellzey have my back was a success.”
Diligently and Highly Professionally
“Mr. Buckmaster was thorough in explaining legal jargon and procedures that were very alien to me. He was able to suggest my best courses of action and get my charges to a more manageable place so I could have a shot at a good future in society.”
Professional & Responsive
“They were knowledgeable, prompt, professional, and courteous. They took what could be a potentially confusing situation and guided me with stress-free assistance.”
Gets the Best Results
“Jeremy worked hard and smart to get only the best results. Another thing that stood out and was most appreciated was the excellent communication, by phone, email, regular mail, and in person. I always knew what was going on in a timely and efficient manner”
Why Hire B&E?
Here are Five Reasons
A Team of Compassionate Advocates on Your Side
Former State Prosecutor
40+ Years of Collective Experience