Jacksonville DUI Lawyer
DUI Attorney Duval County, Florida
To avoid jail and retain your driving privileges, you need a law firm experienced in all aspects of defending a DUI case. Mitchell A. Stone, P.A. is recognized for cutting-edge defense of DUI charges and for effective representation in the parallel administrative driver's license suspension proceedings.
If you were arrested for a DUI offense in Duval County, St. Johns County, Clay County, Nassau County or any of the surrounding jurisdictions of Northeast Florida, contact Mitch Stone for a free consultation to discuss your rights, the possible consequences and potential defenses that pertain to your case.
Contact our Jacksonville DUI lawyer online or call (904) 263-5005 today.
DUI CRIMINAL CHARGES & ADMINISTRATIVE LICENSE SUSPENSION IN FLORIDA
Mitch Stone represents clients in all types of DUI cases:
- DUI manslaughter — These are the most serious type of DUI offenses and Mitch Stone has defended clients accused of DUI manslaughter for over 25 years. He has taught other lawyers his effective defense strategies concerning causation, blood draws and blood alcohol tests. He knows how to defend these cases and has represented many clients who were not convicted of DUI manslaughter or vehicular homicide due to his effective representation.
- DUI felonies — You could face prison time if you have prior drunk driving convictions, or if you are accused of causing an injury accident or fatal crash while impaired by alcohol or drugs.
- DUI misdemeanors — A DUI conviction stays on your record for life and could result in jail, fines, probation, alcohol counseling, rehab, community service, and a license revocation. All of that will apply if you are convicted of even a first offense DUI. Not to mention other collateral adverse consequences such as a huge increase in insurance premiums and possibly loss of employment.
- Driver's license suspension hearings — Your license is most often suspended just for being arrested for DUI. Mitch Stone knows how to challenge that and he will work to get your full driving privileges reinstated and to obtain a hardship permit for you while the case is pending.
- Traffic violations — In addition to DUI charges, police often cite drivers with traffic tickets for other moving and non-moving violations. Mitch Stone knows how to effectively represent you on all traffic offenses, from speeding tickets to criminal traffic offenses such as reckless driving or driving while license suspended.
- Suspended license restoration — We help clients get their license back after suspension or revocation or challenge the basis of traffic offenses that led to the suspension.
Call (904) 263-5005 to schedule a free consultation concerning any type of DUI case. You may also contact us online for a free, confidential consultation.
Ignition Interlock Device (IID) Program in Florida
If you are convicted for driving under the influence you may be required to install an IID on your vehicle. An IID requires that you blow into the device without a trace of alcohol on your breath before the vehicle will start. It may also require you to blow periodically throughout your drive, to ensure that the driver is the one who’s breath is being used. This device will be mandatory for any first-offenders that had a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) percentage of 0.15 at the time they were pulled over.
IID Installation Penalties
- First Offense – 6 months
- Second Offense – 1 year
- Third and more – 2 or more years
EXPERIENCED JACKSONVILLE DUI LAWYER
Jacksonville DUI Attorney Mitch Stone is widely recognized for his progressive challenges to police procedure, breath tests, and roadside sobriety tests. He has been a faculty member of the Florida Bar's Masters of DUI seminar for over 10 years. After several years of serving on the faculty of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ annual Blood, Breath & Tears DUI defense seminar he was selected to chair that DUI Seminar.
He was tasked with creating the agenda and selecting the faculty for Blood Breath & Tears for 7 years. He also has served on the faculty of other continuing legal education DUI defense seminars designed to teach other DUI lawyers in Jacksonville how to defend DUI cases including DUIDLA’s Diving into DUI and the Lorman DUI Seminar.
Contact our Jacksonville DUI attorney today to start discussing your defense.