What Sentence can I expect if I am Convicted of a Florida DUI?

February 4, 2010

The following information is a general guide. It is not meant to be comprehensive. Additional penalties and conditions of sentencing will apply. Fines may be higher if a .15 Breath or Blood alcohol level is applicable. You are urged to consult with an attorney prior to entering into any plea to a criminal charge.

FIRST TIME OFFENSE

FINE: Not less than $250 or more than $500

PROBATION: Up to 12 months

DL SUSPENSION: 6 months to 1 year (Hardship once enrolled in DUI School)

JAIL OR PRISON: Up to 6 months

SECOND OFFENSE WITHIN 5 YEARS

FINE: Not less than $500 or more than $1,000

PROBATION: Up to 12 months

DL SUSPENSION: 5 years (Hardship after 1 year)

JAIL OR PRISON: Up to 9 months, 10 days mandatory

SECOND OFFENSE OUTSIDE 5 YEARS

FINE: Not less than $500 or more than $1,000

PROBATION: Up to 12 months

DL SUSPENSION: Up to 1 year (Hardship after 1 year)

JAIL OR PRISON: Up to 9 months

THIRD OFFENSE WITHIN 10 YEARS

**CAN BE A FELONY

FINE: Not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000

PROBATION: Up to 5 years

DL SUSPENSION: 10 years (Hardship after 2 years)

JAIL OR PRISON: Up to 5 years, 30 days mandatory

THIRD OFFENSE OUTSIDE OF 10 YEARS

FINE: Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,5000

PROBATION: Up to 12 months

DL SUSPENSION: Up to 1 year (No Hardship)

JAIL OR PRISON: Up to 1 year

FOURTH OR SUBSEQUENT CONVICTION

** CAN BE FELONY

FINE: Not less than $1,000 or more than $5,000

PROBATION: Up to 5 years

DL SUSPENSION: Permanent Revocation (No Hardship)

JAIL OR PRISON: Up to 5 years

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