What Penalties Am I Facing For A Florida DUI?

A DUI charge is more than just a traffic ticket. You should not make the mistake of treating it like one. DUI convictions can impact your life in many ways.

First and foremost, you will have a criminal record. Florida law does not allow for DUI convictions to be expunged (removed from your record). This could cause you trouble any time a background check is necessary for employment, rental, professional licensing and other situations.

First DUI offenses can lead to a fine of up to $1,000, probation of up to a year and/or imprisonment for up to six months. Your license can be suspended for up to a year. A second DUI offense will increase your exposure to fines (up to $2,000) and imprisonment (up to nine months). Your license can be suspended for up to five years and you may be required to install an ignition interlock device on your vehicle. Three DUI offenses within five years might get you up to five years in prison and a suspended license for up to 10 years. All of these penalties are increased if your BAC is .15 percent or higher or if there is a minor in the vehicle at the time of the DUI.

Detailed Florida DUI Penalties:

DUI/AET = DUI school and alcohol evaluation and treatment if deemed necessary
VIP = Victim impact panel
50cs = 50 hours of community service
No ABC = No alcohol, bars and clubs
IC = Invest costs
MOS/AET = Multiple offender DUI school and alcohol evaluation and treatment if deemed necessary

OFFENSE NUMBERAMOUNT OF FINE AND COSTS
§316.193
PROBATION PERIOD
§316.193
DL REV PERIOD(CONVICTION TO OFFENSE PER §322.28)JAIL TIME
(CONVICTION TO OFFENSE PER §316.193 & §775.082)
IMPOUND
§316.193
OTHER
RECS

First below .15

$983

Up to 12 months

6 months to 1 year

Up to 6 months

10 days

DUI/AET, VIP, 50cs, No ABC, IC

First above .15 or person less than 18 years in car

$1,518

Up to 12 months

6 months to 1 year

Up to 9 months

10 days

DUI/AET, VIP,

50cs, No ABC, IC,

6-month ignition interlock

Second w/in 5 years below .15

$1,518

Up to 12 months

5 years

Mandatory 10 days

Up to 9 months

30 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 1-year ignition interlock

Second nd w/in 5 years above .15

$2,558

Up to 12 months

5 years

Mandatory 10 days

Up to 12 months

30 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year ignition interlock

Second d outside 5 years below .15

$1,518

Up to 12 months

Up to 1 year

Up to 9 months

10 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 1-year ignition interlock

Second outside 5 years

above .15 or person less than 18 years in car

$2,558

Up to 12 months

Up to 1 year

Up to 12 months

10 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year ignition interlock

Felony 3°/third

w/in 10 years

below .15

$2,558

Up to 60 months

10 years

Mandatory 30 days

Up to 5 years

90 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year Ignition interlock

Felony 3°/third

w/in 10 years

below .15

$4,558

Up to 60 months

10 years

Mandatory 30 days

Up to 5 years

90 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year Ignition interlock

Third outside 10 years above .15

$2,558

Up to 12 months

Up to 1 year

Up to 12 months

10 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year Ignition interlock

Third outside 10 years above .15

$4,558

Up to 12 months

Up to 1 year

Up to 12 months

10 days

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year Ignition interlock

Felony 3°/ Fourth

$3,015

Up to 60 months

Permanently

Up to 5 years

10, 30, 90 days

depending on priors

MOS/AET, VIP, No ABC, IC, 2-year Ignition interlock

Do Not Face Florida's Strict DUI Penalties Without A Strong Defense

For a defense that understands what you are facing and which fights accordingly, turn to Brunvand Wise, P.A. To schedule a free initial consultation, call 727-446-7505 or contact us online.