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.
Russell McCormick is an excellent attorney. With Russell's professional expertise and knowledge, my son received a lesser sentence. Thank you for your hard work and dedication.- Carla B.
I gave Mr. McCormick a call and met the next day about my case. Not only did he do a great job on my case, but he and his office worked quickly and did the groundwork to get all charges dropped.- Mike H.
Russell McMormick’s firm has been amazing. We reached out to his law firm for help and were given clear instructions on how to move forward. We followed those instructions and my son was given early termination. We are so grateful!- Angel E.
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.
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.
Russell McCormick did a phenomenal job handling my case. He was always readily available, promptly addressing all my concerns. His dedication and responsiveness throughout the process were truly impressive.- Jillian B.
Russell was great! this is the first time I have used him and I have to say, I'm impressed. Russell cares and he knows the system. The outcome of my case far surpassed my expectations.- Luke F.
He took what I was given and ran with it. Nothing but success, happiness, and gratefulness when it all came to an end! You will NOT be let down!! If I could give a 10-star rating, he’d definitely have it!!- Mikayla V.
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