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Can A Fort Myers DUI Lawyer Reduce My Charge To Reckless Driving

Last updated on July 1, 2024

A charge of driving under the influence (DUI) can have a huge negative impact on your life. At the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey, we understand – because we have helped thousands of people charged with serious criminal offenses. We have offices throughout Southwest Florida, including Fort Myers. The goal of our criminal defense attorneys is to get your DUI dismissed or reduced to a reckless driving charge. Everyone deserves a second chance, and we strive to protect your future.

The Difference Between DUI And Reckless Driving Charges In Florida

DUI occurs when a person operates a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, or while impaired by drugs or alcohol. Penalties for a DUI conviction in Florida can include fines between $500 and $10,000, permanent license revocation, long probation terms and even jail time.

In Florida, reckless driving means operating a vehicle with willful or wanton disregard for the safety of persons or property. Penalties for a reckless driving conviction in Florida may also include fines, probation and possible jail time, but they are generally less severe than those for a DUI.

The Benefits Of Hiring A DUI Attorney

Hiring a criminal defense lawyer can significantly improve your chances of getting a DUI charge reduced to a reckless driving charge. If you already have a prior DUI on your record, this is of utmost importance for avoiding a harsh criminal sentence. Our Fort Myers criminal defense lawyers have a strong track record of negotiating plea bargains with prosecutors to reduce your charges. This can help protect your future, career, housing opportunities and driving privileges. We are committed to providing personalized attention to each case and fighting for the rights of our clients.

Learn More About Getting Your DUI Charge Reduced Or Dismissed

If you are facing a DUI charge, the Law Firm of Scott T. Moorey can help. Contact us toll-free at CALL or send us an email to schedule a free consultation. Let us work together to protect your future.