DUI Penalties Attorney in Orlando, Florida
Florida DUI Penalties
When you are arrested for a DUI charge, you will be issued a Uniform Traffic Citation by the arresting officer. But do not let this fool you. A DUI charge is not merely a traffic infraction, it is a criminal charge that carries serious and harsh mandatory penalties. The outcome of your case will depend greatly on the facts of your case and whether you have any prior alcohol-related driving offenses.
First-Time DUI Offense
A conviction for a first-time DUI offense will result in a fine of $500 - $1,000; a period of probation of one year; up to 180-days in jail; drug and alcohol counseling and treatment; DUI classes; a minimum of 50 hours of community service; 10-day impoundment of your motor vehicle; and a driver's license suspension of 6 months to 1 year.
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Second-Time DUI Offense
A conviction for a second-time DUI offense within 5 years of a prior conviction will result in a fine of $1,000 - $2,000; a minimum of 10 days of incarceration; a period of probation up to one year; mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for one-year; drug and alcohol counseling and treatment; DUI classes; 30-day impoundment of your motor vehicle; and a 5-year driver license suspension.
Third-Time DUI Offense
A conviction for a third-time DUI offense within 10 years of a prior conviction can be filed as a third-degree felony. A third-degree felony is punishable by a fine of up to $5,000; a minimum of 30-days of incarceration; a period of probation up to 5 years; mandatory installation of an ignition interlock device for two years; drug and alcohol counseling and treatment; DUI classes; and a driver's license suspension of 10-years.
Having an experienced DUI Defense Attorney representing you can also greatly influence the outcome of your case. If you or a loved one has been arrested and charged with DUI, contact our DUI Attorney today. Our DUI Trial Attorney has over 15 years of Florida trial experience and is a Former DUI Prosecutor.
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