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Experienced Lawyers Providing Defense for DUI in Kissimmee, FL

ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., an experienced DUI Defense Law Firm, and our Kissimmee and surrounding area DUI Attorneys are prepared to assist you with DUI Charges. 


Driving Under the Influence in Florida means driving, or being in actual physical possession of a vehicle, and being impaired by alcohol, controlled substances, or using other chemical substances that impair your mental and or physical abilities.


Common DUI Charges and issues:


First DUI                                                       DUI with Serious Bodily Injury

Second DUI                                                  DUI Manslaughter

Third DUI                                                     DUI Breathalyzer Test Results

Felony DUI                                                   DUI Breathalyzer Test Refusal

Under 21 DUI / Juvenile DUI.                    DUI & Prescription Drugs

DUI with Property Damage                       Driver's License Suspension Hearing



DUI Driver's License Suspension:


If you have been arrested for DUI we only have ten days to file a motion with the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to request an administrative hearing in order to prevent a suspension your driver’s license.


So, if you have been charged with any DUI offense in Kissimmee, Osceola County, Orange County, or any of the surrounding counties in Florida, contact ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., A DUI Defense law firm, for a FREE consultation.  Alejandro Rivera is an experienced criminal defense and DUI defense attorney, knowledgeable about Florida’s DUI laws.  



DUI Key Terms discussed at Free DUI Consultation:


Actual Physical Control (APC) in Florida


If you are charged with a DUI offense in Florida, one requirement under Florida law is that you have to be in actual physical control (APC) of the vehicle at the time the offense occurred. Law enforcement officers usually determine APC by the alleged offender sitting in the driver’s seat, the key to the vehicle is either in the alleged offender’s actual or constructive possession, and there is evidence the vehicle was operable. Therefore, if you are charged with a DUI in Florida, you do not have to be actually driving a car.


Florida's Legal Limit(s)

The legal limit in Florida is the maximum allowable amount of alcohol detectable in the blood or breath before someone is charged with an offense for being under the influence of alcohol. Florida’s limit is .08. This means a person cannot have a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level of .08 or more grams of alcohol per 100 milliliters of blood, or a breath alcohol level of .08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath. Thus, in the state of Florida, if you are pulled over by the police and your BAC is .08 or higher you can be charged with driving under the influence of alcohol:  If you have a high blood alcohol or breath alcohol level of .15 or higher in Florida, you can incur even greater punishments, including higher fines, and more time in prison or jail.




Kissimmee, Florida Common DUI Charges and common DUI offenses, as defined in Florida Statutes § 316.193, can include:


  • First DUI is typically a second degree misdemeanor under, and occurs if someone is in actual physical control of a vehicle, they are under the influence of alcohol, controlled substance, or other chemical substance, and their BAC was over the legal limit of .08.


  • Second DUI is usually a misdemeanor of the first degree, and occurs when someone who is in actual physical control of the vehicle is under the influence of alcohol or some other controlled substances, and has a BAC of .08 or higher.


  • Felony DUI occurs if someone has been convicted of three or more DUI violations within ten years of a previous DUI conviction.


  • DUI involving property damage is usually a misdemeanor of the first degree, and involves a person operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs with a BAC of .08 or higher, and they cause or contribute to causing damage to the property of someone else


  • DUI involving death or serious body injury can either be a felony of the first, second or third degree, and occurs when someone who is under the influence of drugs or alcohol operates a vehicle with a BAC over the legal limit, and causes or contributes to causing death or serious bodily injury to another person.


Penalties for DUI Convictions in Florida


Depending on the number of prior DUI convictions you may have, whether your DUI involved death or serious bodily injury, whether your DUI involved damage to property, and the level of your BAC at the time of arrest will determine the possible punishments for a DUI conviction. Penalties for DUI convictions can include:

  • Fines ranging from $500 to $10,000,
  • Jail or prison time from less than six months to 30 years,
  • Mandatory placement of an interlock device on the offender’s vehicle,
  • Monthly reporting probation,
  • Substance abuse course,
  • Psychosocial evaluation,
  • Community service,
  • Driver’s license suspension or revocation, and/or
  • Court costs and fees.


The first consultation is free and our firm, ALEJANDRO RIVERA P.A., an experienced DUI Defense Law Firm, is available to meet with you evenings and weekends if necessary.  Alejandro Rivera, an experienced DUI Defense Attorney would like to let you know that if you have been charged with a DUI:


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Where to Find Us:

Alejandro Rivera P.A.

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1400 W. Oak St., #F

Kissimmee, FL 34741






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