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Penalties for a Florida DUI

Every year, the Florida Legislature seemingly adds new penalties for DUI convictions in Florida. Below is a chart with the minimum and maximum penalties associated with driving under the influence. Some things, such as court costs, are not included because they vary from county to county. Additionally, some of the items, such as vehicle impoundment, can be waived under certain conditions.

If you are facing DUI charges in Florida, call Arnold Law Firm and learn about how our DUI defense can help you. Our attorneys are experts in Florida DUI laws and have helped clients from Jacksonville, Orlando, Tampa and other Florida cities effectively and satisfactorily deal with their DUI charges. Contact us today!

First DUI Conviction Blow under .15

Statutory Penalty
Max Jail Time6 months
DL Suspension6 months minimum 1 year maximum
Hardship LicenseAfter DUI school
Community Service50 hours
ProbationUp to one year
Fines$500-$1000
Vehicle Impoundment10 days
DUI SchoolMandatory

First DUI Conviction Blow .15 or higher or with minor in car

Statutory Minimum Penalty
Max Jail Time9 months
DL Suspension6 months minimum 1 year maximum
Hardship LicenseAfter DUI school
Community Service50 hours
ProbationUp to one year
Fines
$1000-$2000
Vehicle Impoundment10 days
DUI SchoolMandatory


Second DUI Conviction w/5 years of First Blow under .15

Statutory Minimum Penalty
Max Jail Time9 months
Mandatory Jail Time10 days
DL Suspension5 years mandatory
Hardship LicenseAfter 1 year
Community Service50 hours
ProbationUp to one year
Fines
$1000-$2000
Vehicle Impoundment30 days
DUI SchoolMandatory

Second DUI Conviction w/5 years of First Blow .15 or higher or with minor in car

Statutory Penalty
Max Jail Time12 months
Mandatory Jail Time10 days
DL Suspension5 years mandatory
Hardship LicenseAfter 1 year
Community ServiceNone
ProbationUp to one year
Fines
$1000-$2000
Vehicle Impoundment30 days
DUI SchoolMandatory

Third DUI Conviction w/5 years of First Blow under .15

Statutory Penalty
Max Jail Time12 months
Mandatory Jail Time30 days
DL Suspension10 years mandatory
Hardship LicenseAfter 1 year
Community ServiceNone
ProbationUp to one year
Fines
$1000-$2000
Vehicle Impoundment30 days
DUI SchoolMandatory

Third DUI Conviction w/5 years of First Blow .15 or higher or with minor in car

Statutory Penalty
Max Jail Time12 months
Mandatory Jail Time30 days
DL Suspension10 years mandatory
Hardship LicenseAfter 2 years
Community ServiceNone
ProbationUp to one year
Fines
$1000-$2000
Vehicle Impoundment30 days
DUI SchoolMandatory

Other DUI offenses include:

Manslaughter and Vehicular Homicide-s. 316.193 (3), F.S.

  • DUI/Manslaughter: Second Degree Felony (not more than $10,000 fine and/or 15 years imprisonment).
  • DUI Manslaughter/Leaving the Scene: A driver convicted of DUI Manslaughter who knew/should have known accident occurred; and failed to give information or render aid is guilty of a First Degree Felony (not more than $10,000 fine and/or 30 years imprisonment).
  • Vehicular Homicide: Second Degree Felony (not more than $10,000 fine and/or 15 years imprisonment).
  • Vehicular Homicide/Leaving the Scene: A driver convicted of vehicular homicide who left the scene of an accident is guilty of a First Degree Felony (nor more than $10,000 fine and/or 30 years imprisonment).

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