Boyfriend was arrested for DUI last night. Cop told me he blew .22. Jail is holding him without bond. This is his first offense
That is significantly over the limit, as the legal limit is .08. His BAC will also expose him to higher penalties in light of it being over .15. Your boyfriend needs to immediately retain a criminal defense attorney to begin working on getting him a bond and working on keeping his driver's licenses with the DHSMV. My firm offers free case consultations in these matters, our office number is 813-830-2261. Good luck.
.14 over. He will likely be held without bond until he sees a judge at First Appearance in the morning. Then, typically with a blow that high, the court will set conditions of bond to include no possession or consumption of alcohol.
If convicted of a DUI with a breath reading over .15 there are increased penalties including a higher fine and mandatory installment of an ignition interlock device. Plus, the likelihood of a jail sentence goes up significantly.
Once he's out he should consult with a local DUI defense attorney.
.14 over the "legal limit" of .08... A blow over .15 may result in enhanced penalties, including a higher fine, interlock device, etc. He should hire a DUI attorney asap so that he does not lose his license - you only have 10 days to file for an administrative review of the license suspension.
The legal limit is .08, so he is .14 higher than that. DUIs are technical cases and there are many ways to be them. He needs an attorney who specializes in DUIs. An attorney can probably get a bond set for him also. Its unusual for a person to be held on no bond on a first time DUI.
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