Seminole County New DUI Program
The state of Florida has always had an issue with drunk drivers, and sadly it seems that these issues aren’t going anywhere anytime soon – in fact, the issues seem to be getting worse. And if you ask Mr. Steven Veinger, the Top Russian Speaking Attorney Miami has to offer, the punishments have only made things worse and in many ways, drunk drivers and alcoholics aren’t getting the education they need to fix their issues. But rather they get a 30-day time out, at which time many individuals tend to reoffend. Luckily for them, other parts of Florida have been making amazing strides in terms of DUI reform, helping individuals to gain far more of a benefit from the programs as opposed to just spending a few nights in jail and possibly having their license revoked for 30 or 60 days at a time. According to Mr. Veinger, the top Russian speaking attorney Miami has in practice, this program is known as the DUI Diversion program, essentially it means that if an individual completes certain tasks the case will be dropped by the prosecutor. These specific tasks outline a program in which the induvial must follow. Piggybacking on such a diversion plan, Seminole County has created something similar for first time offenders, known as Seminole’s First Time DUI Offender Program, however, unlike the aforementioned diversion plan, it doesn’t fully dismiss an individual’s case outright.
Unlike other counties in the state of Florida, Seminole County doesn’t feel the need to drop your charges just because you might be a first time offender. However, they will on occasion drop your charges down to something known as Alcohol Related Reckless Driving. This is a huge positive as this type of case is often up for the possibility of a withhold of adjudication, contemplation – this means that it is possible for it to eventually be erased from your criminal record. Well not really erased per say, but sealed so that no one outside a government agency would be able to see it. For an individual to be able to enter this DUI program, for first time offenders, according to Mr. Veinger, the top Russian speaking attorney Miami has to offer, they will have to jump through some hoops, these three important stipulations must be met:
· Enrolling in a DUI School
· Victim Awareness Program or YouImpact Course (an online course)
· Complete 20 Hours of Community Service
An individual must complete this item within 60 days of of signing the DUI First Offender Program contract, according to Mr. Veinger, the top family lawyer Miami has to offer, only then will the prosecutor will let you into their program. Essentially, once this is completed and you are in the course, the prosecutor will drop your DUI case down to a reckless driving charge. According to Mr. Veinger, the top family lawyer Miami has in practice, as long as you blew under a 0.150 you will receive a much smaller charger, with the following sentencing guidelines:
· Withhold of Adjudication – No Conviction, to be Vacated Later
· 6 months probation
· $100 Fine + $400 Donation to charity
· Completion of DUI School
· DUI Counseling
· Random drug and alcohol testing
This is known as the Tier 1 DUI Program, and is a much smaller charge than the other larger tier plan. However, according to the top family lawyer Miami has to offer, Mr. Veinger, Tier 2 is a bit worse, and for those who blew above a 0.150 or they refused to blow on the spot. Your DUI will still be reduced to a reckless driving, and you’ll still receive a withhold of adjudication, but the punishment increases to 9 months of probation (instead of 6 months), 50 hours community service (the 20 hours completed as a pre-condition count toward this 50 hours) and there will be a 10 day immobilization of your vehicle. The good news is that neither sentence is all that bad and something that a competent lawyer can help you and your family to achieve, for more information on DUI issues, ne sure to contact MR. VEINGER today.