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Daytona Beach Second DUI Within 5 Years BAC Below .15%

If you are arrested for a DUI in Daytona Beach or the surrounding areas you are exposed to certain minimum and maximum penalties. The penalties for a second Daytona Beach DUI within 5 years with a BAC below .15% Florida Statute 316.193(6)(b) include: $1,000 fine plus court cost, 12 months of probation, 60 month driver’s license revocation, 10-270 days jail, 30 day vehicle impound, 12 month ignition interlock with P restriction on the driver’s license, Advanced Alcohol Safety and Education Class or the out of town equivalent, MADD Victims Awareness Panel and 50 hours of community service with the option to buy out at $10 per hour. If you are accused of a Second DUI in Volusia County contact Daytona Beach DUI attorney Kevin J. Pitts.


First Daytona Beach DUI Penalties BAC Over .15% Or Minor In The Vehicle

If you are arrested for a DUI in Daytona Beach or the surrounding areas you are exposed to certain minimum and maximum penalties. The penalties for a first Daytona Beach DUI with a minor in the car or Daytona Beach DUI BAC over .15 Florida Statute 316.193(4)(a) include: $1,000 fine plus court cost, 6-12 months of probation, 6-12 month driver’s license revocation,  0-270 days jail, 10 day vehicle impound, 6 month ignition interlock with P restriction on the driver’s license, Alcohol Safety and Education Class or the out of town equivalent, MADD Victims Awareness Panel and 50 hours of community service with the option to buy out at $10 per hour. If you are accused of a DUI in Volusia County contact Daytona Beach DUI attorney Kevin J. Pitts.


First Daytona Beach DUI Penalties Refusal or BAC Under .15%

If you are arrested for a DUI in Daytona Beach or the surrounding areas you are exposed to certain minimum and maximum penalties. The penalties for a first Daytona Beach DUI refusal or Daytona Beach DUI BAC under .15 Florida Statute 316.193(2)(a) include: $500 fine plus court cost, 6-12 months of probation, 6-12 month driver’s license revocation,  0-180 days jail, 10 day vehicle impound, Alcohol Safety and Education Class or the out of town equivalent, MADD Victims Awareness Panel and 50 hours of community service with the option to buy out at $10 per hour. If you are accused of a DUI in Volusia County contact Daytona Beach DUI lawyer Kevin J. Pitts.


Why You Should Fight A Daytona Beach Careless Driving Ticket

Paying a traffic ticket gets you the worst possible result in your case. It guarantees that you will be adjudicated guilty, get points on your license and your insurance rates can increase even if no property damage occurred. So what happens if you fight the Daytona Beach careless driving ticket? The attorney can challenge the factual basis on the ticket. If it is inadequate the citation will be dismissed. We commonly see these mistakes on Volusia County careless driving tickets. The state must have a wheel witness and that often requires not only the officer that issued the citation but also a civilian witness that observed the crash. If either party misses court the case should be dismissed. In non-accident careless driving cases the officer must show that the driving endangered a person or property of another. If they cannot establish that element of the case it will be dismissed. Volusia County had 4,541 careless driving tickets and 1,525 of those tickets went to court. Just over 47% of the cases challenged were not guilty or dismissed. Adjudication was withheld on over 35% of the tickets and the accused was adjudicated guilty on just over 17% of the tickets. What this means for you is that over 82% of drivers in Volusia County came out of traffic court in a better position than if they would have paid the citation. Contact Daytona Beach traffic ticket attorney Kevin J. Pitts for a free consultation at 386-451-5112.


Daytona Beach Carrying A Concealed Weapon Attorneys

As of December of 2012 Florida has over 1,000,000 concealed carry permits. With what we are hearing in the news we would believe that violent crime would be spiraling out of control in Florida. The reality is that the exact opposite is happening. Firearm-related violent crimes in Florida have dropped by one-third in just four years, 2007 to 2011, while concealed carry permits jumped by 90 percent in that period. Further, violent crime of any kind dropped almost as much, 26 percent. In contrast cities like Chicago keep passing laws to restrict guns and can’t figure out why crime is increasing. They miss the point that the people committing violent gun crimes are already breaking the law by illegally shooting someone and it is unlikely that the punishment of carrying an illegal firearm would prevent them from committing murder. Often time the driving factor for someone to get a concealed carry permit is a close call or some other concern about criminal activity. We often see clients that take the concealed carry class, follow the protocols they are taught but get a carrying a concealed firearm charge because they have not yet received a concealed carry permit. We also see people that are concerned for their safety but have not had an opportunity to obtain the permit. This can be concerning because if they are adjudicated guilty of the felony charge they could potentially be forever barred from possessing a firearm. Daytona Beach carrying a concealed weapon attorney Kevin J. Pitts is a former prosecutor with extensive criminal defense experience. When your rights are on the line contact the attorney Kevin J. Pitts at 386-451-5112 to set up a free consultation. Mr. Pitts understands how to challenge the evidence in your case from the stop, detention, search and arrest and if proper procedures are not followed motions will be filed to suppress the illegally obtained evidence.