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Miami DUI Probation Attorney

Drinking and driving is against the law in all 50 states. However, a DUI does not usually result in extensive time behind bars. It is typically a misdemeanor, unless you seriously injured or killed someone.

Instead of jail time, you may be ordered to go on DUI probation. Probation is a privilege in this case because you will be free. You won’t have to spend time in jail, which is always a good thing.

However, it’s important to understand what probation entails and what you can and cannot do. Otherwise, you could end up in jail for a violation. A Miami DUI probation attorney from Asilia Law Firm can answer your questions and address your concerns. 

What the Law Says

If you have been convicted of a DUI, you are required to receive probation as part of your sentence under Florida law. There are similar probation terms for everyone who breaks the law. For example, the most important rule that must be followed is that if you are on probation, you must obey the law. If you pick up a new criminal charge while on probation, that is considered a violation. A probation violation can cause your probation to be extended. It could even cause you to go to jail for the maximum term.

The state’s DUI statute also specifies other conditions that people on probation for DUI must follow. While on probation for a DUI, you must report in person to your probation officer every month. You must complete a substance abuse course and submit to a psychosocial evaluation. You may also be required to complete a substance abuse treatment program.

Failing to complete the DUI program will result in a probation violation, which means you will lose your driving privileges. You will need to pay probation service fees and you will be ordered to surrender your firearms while on probation.

Alcohol Use While on Probation

You may wonder if you are allowed to drink alcohol while you are on probation. Can you be around alcohol at all?

This depends on your situation and what the court orders you to do. If you are a repeat offender, then the court may order you to remain drug and alcohol-free while on probation. If you are a first-time offender, then you may be ordered to attend a program in which you will need to be very careful to avoid alcohol. Alcohol and drug monitoring programs have multiple ways to monitor your behavior as you may be tested at any time.

Contact Asilia Law Firm Today

Probation is better than jail, but it’s not easy. If you have an alcohol problem, you’ll need to be very careful about what you do and who you hang around with.

A Miami DUI probation attorney from Asilia Law Firm will help you fight for your legal rights. Call (786) 420-3014 or fill out the online form to schedule a consultation.

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