Penalties in a Miami DUI Case

I've been arrested for DUI. What penalties am I facing?

Driving is a privilege in Florida, not a right. In order to be granted a driver's license, a person must first take a test and prove that they are knowledgeable and responsible enough to operate a motor vehicle.

Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or drugs is considered proof that a person no longer deserves to have the privilege of driving. That is why the penalties for DUI can be very harsh, including:

  • Fines
  • License suspension
  • Possible jail time
  • License revocation

The penalties for DUI in Florida are as follows:

First DUI Offense

  • Fine of $500 - $1,000
  • Jail sentence of up to 6 months or probation for up to a year
  • Mandatory 50 hours of community service or additional $10 fine for each hour of community service required
  • Vehicle impoundment for 10 days
  • License revocation for a minimum of 6 months

Second DUI Offense

  • Fine of $1,000 - $2,000
  • Jail sentence of up to 9 months
  • Minimum sentence of 10 days if convicted within 5 years of a first offense
  • Vehicle impoundment for 30 days
  • License revocation for a minimum of 6 months
  • 5-year revocation if convicted within 5 years of a first offense

Third DUI Offense

  • Fine of $1,000 - $2,500
  • Fine of $2,000 - $5,000 if convicted within 10 years of a first offense
  • Jail sentence of up to 12 months
  • Minimum sentence of 30 days if convicted within 10 years of a first offense
  • Vehicle impoundment for 90 days if convicted within 10 years of a first offense
  • License revocation for 5 years
  • 10-year revocation if convicted within 10 years of a first offense

Fourth DUI Offense

  • Minimum fine of $1,000
  • Jail sentence of up to 5 years
  • Mandatory permanent license revocation (not eligible for hardship license)

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