If you have been arrested in the Orlando area of DUI with Property Damage in violation of 316.193(3) you will need an aggressive attorney to present all of your possible defenses. The attorneys of Finebloom & Haenel are competent and aggressive and ready to defend you.
Under Florida law, if you are found guilty of DUI and you cause damage to the property of another, you are guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. This means if you are convicted you can serve up to one year in the county jail. In addition, you can face fines of $1000 or more, be court ordered to complete DUI School, have to pay restitution and be forced to complete several hours of community service work!
But – there are defenses!! When you hire an experienced attorney such as the attorneys on staff at Finebloom & Haenel, they will research the following defenses:
- Did the property belong to someone else? If the property belonged to you, you may not be convicted under this statute.
- Do you have any defenses under the accident repot privilege? Florida law requires that you give certain information to law enforcement following an accident. If the officer does not properly “change hats” to a criminal investigation after completing the crash investigation, it is possible that that information they discovered can not be used against you.
- Is there damage? Sometimes in an accident there is no damage. If there was no damage to property than this charge may not be correct.
These are just some of the factors we consider when evaluating your case at the law offices of Finebloom & Haenel. Do not give up a possible defense! Call us today for a free case evaluation. Our attorneys are ready 24/7 to discuss your case with you. Call us now at 407-218-6277.