VAN RIPER & NIES                                    772-460-2352
DUI Attorneys Defending St. Lucie County Residents

We work for your freedom...

Van Riper & Nies believes in personal attention, open and honest communication and hard work when fighting for their clients' freedom.

Florida Penalties for DUI First Conviction

  • Fine - $250 - $500
  • Community Service - 50 Hours
  • Probation - Not more than 1 Year
  • Imprisonment - Not more than 6 Months
  • Imprisonment with BAL of .08 or higher with a minor in the vehicle, not more than 9 months
  • License Revocation - Minimum of 180 days
  • DUI School - 12 Hours

Any DUI violation resulting in damage to property is a misdemeanor of the 1st degree. Any DUI violatino, which results in serious bodily injury to another is a 3rd dedgree felony under Florida law. Any DUI violation that results in the death of another is DUI manslaughter, which results in either a 1st or 2nd degree felony, depending on the facts of the case.

For more information about our DUI defense practice, please contact us at 772-460-2352, e-mail Christian Van Riper at, or complete the form below. We are available night and day.  

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Christian Van Riper is an experienced DUI lawyer representing Defendants in Port St. Lucie charged with DUI.  who help those charged with DUI throughout Florida.  Most commonly, they handle Driving Under the Influence cases in St. Lucie County, Martin County, Indian River County, and Okeechobee County.  Christian and Jeff typically help clients with DUI charges arising out of Stuart, FL -Jensen Beach, FL - Hobe Sound, FL - Palm City, FL - Port St. Lucie, FL - Ft. Pierce - FL Vero Beach, FL - Indiantown, FL - Okeechobee, FL.  Our DUI lawyers in Port Saint Lucie Florida offer free consultations and payment plans.  Visit our site or for more information about our criminal defense practice.  Our D.U.I. defense attorneys are both former prosecutors and we help those charged with DUI and BUI offenses in Stuart, Port St. Lucie, and Fort Pierce, FL.  Our DUI criminal defense attorneys in St. Lucie Florida represent clients accused of driving under the influcence of alcohol or boating under the influence of alcohol. Our defense lawyers offer free consultations for clients charged with BUI or DUI and offer payments plans. If you have been arrested for DUI in Hobe Sound, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Stuart, Jensen Beach or Palm City, FL our criminal defense attorneys can represent you in court.  Penalties in Florida and St. Lucie for DUI and BUI. DWI Penalties under Florida Law. DUI Defense Lawyers.  Stuart FL Criminal Defense Law Firm: Stuart Florida Criminal Attorneys.

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