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College DUI

College DUI Lawyer in Orlando

Take Action to Protect Your Rights and Your Future

If your child has been arrested for drinking and driving in Orlando, it is of the greatest importance that you take action now by hiring a proven Orlando DUI attorney who can fight the charges and help to prevent the serious consequences which could follow in the wake of a conviction. Depending on the policies and student code of conduct at your child's college or university, a guilty verdict or plea could result in loss of a scholarship, suspension or even expulsion. Even if it does not result in academic consequences, a criminal record could bar your child from eligibility for professional licensure, and could make it difficult or even impossible to find suitable employment.

Don't let a youthful indiscretion ruin everything you and your child have worked so hard to achieve! Contact us at Parks & Braxton, PA, where our team of Orlando DUI attorneys has over 50 years of combined experience and a successful track record that includes thousands of cases. We are frequently invited to lecture other lawyers on the subject of DUI defense, and have even been featured on national news television to comment on the topic. This may be a stressful experience for you and your family, but we are ready to help you.

College DUI Penalties in Florida

The sentence which could result in the event of a conviction depends on whether your child is older or younger than the legal drinking age. If over 21 years old, your child is at risk of receiving the full DUI penalties which are imposed on other adults. Underage drivers are subject to tighter restrictions, but are not liable to be sentenced to all the same penalties. Whereas an adult DUI offender can be sent to jail for up to six months, required to perform 50 hours of community service and fined $1,000 for a first conviction, the primary legal penalty imposed on a minor is an administrative driver's license suspension. The bar is far lower for determining when an underage driver is under the influence of alcohol, with a blood alcohol concentration of .02 as opposed to .08 for adults, and a violation of this limit is punishable by a suspension lasting six months. This is in addition to probable insurance rate increases and any academic penalties imposed by the educational institution.

Obtain Immediate Legal Help

To save your license, you must act within 10 days. Get in touch with our firm by calling 407.477.5000, or fill out the form below.

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