DUI with Child Passenger
The same section and penalties used with a BAC Level over 0.15 also apply to situations where one or more of your passengers is under the age of 18 years old. This means that increased fines (ranging from $1,000-2,000), maximum imprisonment lengths (up to a year in jail), and the installation of an Ignition Interlock Device are possible penalties in these cases.
Additionally, depending on how young the child in the car is, and the facts of your DUI case, you may very well face additional charges of Child Abuse or Child Neglect under Florida Statutes Section 827.03. Those are Felony Offenses, and depending on how you are charged, could result in prison sentences of 5 to 30 years in length.
In addition to two decades of experience handling DUI’s, our attorneys have significant experience prosecuting child abuse cases in Hillsborough County. We have also defended those accused of child abuse.
The Tampa DUI attorneys at McIntyre Thanasides Bringgold Elliott Grimaldi Guito & Matthews, P.A. have the experience, skill and diligence to examine your case intently and obtain a positive result. Contact us today at 844-511-4800 to discuss your case. We handle cases throughout the Tampa Bay area and have offices in Tampa and Sarasota.