Vehicle impoundment is one of several penalties that you may face if you are convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI). Many people mistakenly believe that vehicle impoundment means their car will be towed to another location and stored. Cars that are subject to impoundment are "booted" wherever they are found. A boot is a device that is attached to one of the vehicle's wheels and prevents the driver from using the car.
The duration of the impoundment will depend on your DUI history and can include:
Under certain circumstance, a driver may be able to obtain an impoundment waiver, which will allow them to keep and use their car. An Orlando DUI lawyer should be consulted as soon as possible if you have been charged with DUI. An experienced attorney will know how to defend the charges against you and will work to prevent penalties such as vehicle impoundment.
A DUI arrest can affect many areas of your life, especially if you use your vehicle for work or drive for a living. Even a first-time offense can result in jail time and fines and will result in a permanent criminal record that can make finding employment extremely difficult. Ali & Blankner is a knowledgeable criminal defense firm comprised of highly skilled and confident litigators that will take your case to trial if other solutions to your legal situation are unsuccessful. We are AV-rated by our peers for our professional ethics and legal abilities and will do everything we can to achieve a favorable conclusion to your case.
Contact an Orlando DUI lawyer for an effective defense if you have been charged with driving under the influence or alcohol or drugs.