I was arrested for a DUI and I had forgot that my gun was in the back seat as it was covered under other stuff. The officer asked if I had anything in the car and after thinking about it I remembered that the gun was in there. This is my first offence and I've never done anything wrong before. what am I looking at as far as punishment?
This is a serious charge, so, you really need to contact a local DUI attorney.
Andrew M. Bonderud, Esq. -- Licensed in FL & TN; The Bonderud Law Firm ,P.A. Andrew's posting here is not to be considered legal advice nor does an attorney-client relationship exist.
A first offense DUI carries a minimum of 48 hours in jail, a fine from $350-$1500, supervised probation for 11 months and 29 days with 24 hours DUI litter removal, and Driver's License revocation for one year. You will be responsible for paying your monthly probation supervision fees ($45/month) and court costs (varies on number of case resets). You can apply for a Restricted License if you currently have a valid license. You may be required to install an Ignition Interlock Device on your automobile. DUIs are one of the offenses where Diversion cannot be used, so this offense will remain on your record forever. Retain an Attorney to review your case for possible issues that may lead to a dismissal or reduced charges. Good Luck!
Do you have a permit to carry the firearm? A DUI conviction while having your firearm could have negative consequences on your carry permit.
You should hire an attorney immediately to review your case. DUIs are very fact intensive and many avenues are available to beat them.
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