Fort Lauderdale Vehicle Impoundment
A vehicle impoundment is ordered on every DUI conviction in the State of Florida. The length can range from 10 to 90 days. In certain circumstances, this impoundment can be waived by the Court. The best way to avoid DUI penalties is to get the assistance of a Ft. Lauderdale DUI attorney to fight your case for you. Our legal team has a long record of success in defending clients charged with DUI.
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Vehicle impoundment or immobilization is done at the owner’s expense. This does not mean you must pay a tow truck driver to tow your car away to an impound lot. There are local businesses which will come to your location and put a boot on your car or a club on your steering wheel. The device must stay on the car for the mandated period of time.
You will then be given a document certifying this requirement has been completed which you can give to your probation officer. Impoundment may be avoided under some circumstances. If the vehicle is driven by a family member to go to and from work or if the vehicle is used by an employee of the owner or the owner’s business the judge may waive it. In this case, we will request a waiver at the time of sentencing.
Each DUI arrest case is unique and as such requires skillful investigation and defense preparation. The talented legal team at our firm has years of experience in helping Fort Lauderdale area clients avoid DUI conviction and penalties. For answers to you questions and to begin preparing your defense to discuss the circumstances of your arrest with an experienced DUI lawyer at DiRenzo Defense.
Contact a Ft. Lauderdale DUI Attorney when you face vehicle impoundment after a DUI arrest.