First DUI

A Complex Crime


If you were arrested and charged with a First Time DUI in
Orlando Orange County Osceola Kissimmee Lake Mary Sanford Seminole County,
you need to KNOW the following:


Get your driver’s license back (More Information Here)— Sometimes this may not be the best option- you should Consult with an experienced DUI attorney in order to make the decision which is best for your particular case
Oftentimes a DUI can be beaten or reduced, based on a number of different factors. You should consult with Heiko Moenckmeier for your particular case.
Different counties have different programs for first time offenders. Most counties do NOT have a first time offender or diversion program. However, Orlando (Orange County) and Osceola County have diversion programs for DUI. You may call attorney Moenckmeier for your DUI Consultation and find out if you qualify. The number of counties who do NOT have DUI diversion are much much longer.

In the areas that I serve, a typical first time DUI conviction (if you plead or are found guilty at trial) may carry the following penalties:

  • – An Adjudication of Guilt (means you can never seal or expunge your criminal record)
  • – up to 180 days in the county jail
  • – 12 months of supervised probation (random drug tests and paying the probation office(cost of supervision between $30 and $60.00 per month)
  • – ten day vehicle impound (you must turn in the tag or pay a service)
  • – Level I DUI class (12 hours, includes substance abuse evaluation, appx: $260.00 and up)
  • – Victims Awareness Class
  • – 50 hours community service
  • – six month drivers license revocation by the Judge (different from the administrative DUI suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • – Random urinalysis
  • – substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment
  • – Minimum fine of $500.00 and maximum fine of $1000.00
  • – Court Costs, Cost of Investigation and Cost of Prosecution.

  • – An Adjudication of Guilt (means you can never seal or expunge your criminal record)
  • – up to 270 days in the county jail
  • – 12 months of supervised probation (random drug tests and paying the probation office((cost of supervision between $30 and $60.00 per month
  • – ten day vehicle impound (you must turn in the tag or pay a service)
  • – Level I DUI class (12 hours, includes substance abuse evaluation, appx: $260.00 and up)
  • – Victims Awareness Class
  • – 50 hours community service
  • – six month to twelve month drivers license revocation by the Judge
  • – the Judge decides.(different from the administrative DUI suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles)
  • – six months Ignition Interlock Device
  • – Random urinalysis
  • – substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment
  • – Minimum fine of $1000.00 and maximum fine of $2000.00
  • – Court Costs, Cost of Investigation and Cost of Prosecution.

  • – An Adjudication of Guilt (means you can never seal or expunge your criminal record)
  • – up to 365 days in the county jail
  • – 12 months of supervised probation (random drug tests and paying the probation office (cost of supervision between $30 and $60.00 per month))
  • – ten day vehicle impound (you must turn in the tag or pay a service)
  • – Level I DUI class (12 hours, includes substance abuse evaluation, appx: $260.00 and up)
  • – Victims Awareness Class
  • – 50 hours community service
  • – six month to twelve month drivers license revocation by the Judge
  • – the Judge decides.(different from the administrative DUI suspension by the Department of Motor Vehicles)
  • – six months Ignition Interlock Device
  • – Random urinalysis
  • – substance abuse evaluation and recommended treatment
  • – Minimum fine of $1000.00 and maximum fine of $2000.00
  • – Court Costs, Cost of Investigation and Cost of Prosecution.

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