Miami-Dade County is implementing some new changes in the way DUI laws are handled in a program called “Back on Track.” The State Attorney’s Office stated in a letter to DUI defense attorneys that first-time DUI offenders soon will have the option of accepting a reckless driving charge on their records under the new system.
Conditions for Accepting Reckless Driving Charge
First-time offenders may accept the charge under certain conditions:
- by participating in a program regarding drinking and driving;
- by paying a fine; and
- by accepting and agreeing to supervision.
While this new policy may apply to most cases, there are some exceptions that could make one ineligible for the reckless driving charge. The new rule will not apply to you if your case involved a crashed vehicle, if you had children in the vehicle upon DUI violation, or if you are a repeat offender.
This is a departure from the current policy regarding DUI charges in Miami-Dade County, as previously an offender could have faced license suspension for up to six months, revocation of vehicles, costly fees or even jail time in some cases.
Contacting a Miami BeachDUI Attorney
If you are facing DUI charges in Miami-Dade County, your legal team is your best defense. The defense team you choose to represent you in court, defend your rights, and relentlessly pursue your case could be the difference between jail time and getting on with your life. Contact the Miami Beach DUI attorney team at Falk & Ross for a no-cost evaluation of your case – 1-877-663-5110.