Jacksonville DUI Defense Lawyer
Aggressive Defense from a Former Prosecutor
Being arrested for driving under the influence (DUI) can be a frightening experience. You may be unsure of what to do next or how to protect your rights. At McCormick Law, we understand the stress and anxiety that comes with a DUI arrest. Our Jacksonville DUI defense lawyer is here to help you navigate the legal process and fight for the best possible outcome in your case.
With more than 10 years of legal experience, Attorney Russell B. McCormick has a comprehensive knowledge of Florida DUI laws and the criminal justice system. He can help you understand your rights and options and will work tirelessly to build a strong defense on your behalf. Our firm is committed to providing personalized legal services and aggressive representation every step of the way.
If you have been arrested for DUI in Jacksonville or the nearby areas, call McCormick Law at (904) 353-0436 or contact us online for a free and confidential consultation. We proudly serve clients throughout Nassau, St. Johns, Clay & Baker Counties.
What Is the Difference Between DUI & DWI in Florida?
In Florida, the terms “DUI” and “DWI” are used interchangeably. Both refer to the criminal offense of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The state does not differentiate between driving under the influence of alcohol and driving under the influence of drugs. If you are found to be operating a motor vehicle with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.08% or higher, you can be charged with DUI. If you are found to be driving under the influence of drugs, you can also be charged with DUI.
Thanks for your excellent service and professionalism. In a short period of time, you helped us to understand and succeed in our situation. I recommend 100%.- Ingrid S.
Words can't even describe how awesome Russell B. McCormick is! He is simply amazing. He truly listens and cares, whatever your situation may be. My case was dropped and I'm just so thankful for what he's done for us.- Shawna L.
They were on top of things from the beginning. He kept us updated as the case moved along. He was always there and answered all of my questions. He went above and beyond anything we expected.- Josh B.
Great experience with Russell McCormick. He understands his client, is very insightful and is an expert in his field. Truly a professional and marvelous individual." I am thankful for him!!- Angelica A.
Russell is absolutely amazing. He is very thorough in his research. He conducts himself in a very professional manner. He has so much knowledge. We will be keeping him on retainer.- Jerry B.
I cannot say thank you enough to Mr. McCormick and his team. Everyone was amazingly nice and professional and I always got a response in a timely manner. He was worth every penny so I didn’t have to face the court alone.- Amber H.
Want to give a huge thanks to Russell & I would highly recommend him! He was always easy to get in contact with and answered any questions I had. He couldn’t have made this process any easier. Greatly appreciate all of his work!- Nikki N.
Would like to thank Russell Mccormick and his firm for helping me yet again. His professionalism and daily updates were very appreciated. He won both my cases and I would highly recommend him.- Chad G.
What Are the Consequences of a First-Time DUI Conviction in Florida?
Florida has some of the strictest DUI laws in the country. Even a first-time DUI offense can result in serious penalties, including jail time, fines, and a driver’s license suspension. If you are facing DUI charges, it is important to take them seriously and seek legal representation as soon as possible.
The penalties for a first-time DUI conviction in Florida include:
- Up to 6 months in jail
- Up to 9 months of probation
- Up to $1,000 in fines
- At least 50 hours of community service
- Driver’s license suspension for up to 1 year
- Vehicle impoundment for up to 10 days
- Ignition interlock device (IID) installation for up to 6 months