Florida DUI Penalties | Consequences of Drunk Driving in Florida : Jail Time, Fines, License Suspension
First Florida DUI:
- Imprisonment: Not more than 6 months. With BAC .15 or higher or minor in vehicle: 9 months.
- Fines: Not less than $500 or more than $1,000. With BAC .15 or higher or minor in vehicle: Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000.
- Driver's License Revocation: Minimum 180 days, maximum 1 year. Eligible for hardship license. 6 months Administrative Suspension.
- Community Service: Mandatory 50 hours or additional $10 fine for each hour of community service required
- Probation: Total period of imprisonment and incarceration may not exceed 1 year.
- Vehicle Impoundment: Unless the family of the defendant has no other transportation: 10 days. Impoundment must not occur concurrently with incarceration.
- DUI School: Must complete DUI school before hardship reinstatement
- Ignition Interlock Device: Generally not required. If BAC .15 or higher: required for 6 months.
Second Florida DUI:
- Imprisonment: Not more than 9 months. With BAC .15 or higher or minor in vehicle: not more than 12 months. If second conviction within 5 years: mandatory imprisonment of at least 10 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive.
- Fines: Not less than $1,000 or more than $2,000. With BAC .15 or higher or minor in vehicle:
- Driver's License Revocation: Within 5 years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Other second offenders (i.e. longer than 5 years since earlier DUI conviction): 180 days - 1 year.
- Vehicle Impoundment: 30 days, unless the family of the defendant has no other transportation.
- DUI School: Second DUI within 5 years: 21 hours
- Ignition Interlock Device: Minimum 12 months. If BAC .15 or higher: minimum 24 months.
Third Florida DUI:
- Imprisonment: If third conviction within 10 years: mandatory imprisonment of at least 30 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive. If third conviction more than 10 years: imprisonment for not more than 12 months.
- Fines: $2,000 - $5,000. If BAC .015 or higher: minimum fine of $4,000
- DUI School: 21 hours
- Ignition Interlock Device: Minimum 2 years
Chapter 316 State Uniform Traffic Control, including
- 316.193. Driving under the influence; penalties
- 316.656. Mandatory adjudication; prohibition against accepting plea to lesser included offense
- 316.1932. Tests for alcohol, chemical substances, or controlled substances; implied consent; refusal
- 316.1933. Blood test for impairment or intoxication in cases of death or serious bodily injury; right to use reasonable force
- 316.1934. Presumption of impairment; testing methods
- 316.1937. Ignition interlock devices, requiring; unlawful acts
- 316.1939. Refusal to submit to testing; penalties
Chapter 322 Drivers' Licenses, including
- 322.28. Period of suspension or revocation
- 322.34. Driving while license suspended, revoked, canceled, or disqualified
- 322.61. Disqualification from operating a commercial motor vehicle
- 322.64. Holder of commercial driver's license; persons operating a commercial motor vehicle; driving with unlawful blood-alcohol level; refusal to submit to breath, urine, or blood test
- 322.291. Driver improvement schools or DUI programs; required in certain suspension and revocation cases
- 322.2615. Suspension of license; right to review
- 322.2616. Suspension of license; persons under 21 years of age; right to review
- 322.2715. Ignition interlock device
- 943.0585. Court-ordered expunction of criminal history records
- 943.059. Court-ordered sealing of criminal history records
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