What Are The DUI Penalties In Florida?

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The penalties that a driver could face for a DUI in Orlando or Seminole County, Florida, if convicted may vary depending upon a number of different factors. These factors often include the blood alcohol level of the driver, whether a minor was in the vehicle, whether the driver was involved in a crash, and most importantly does the driver have any prior DUI convictions. Any or all of this will affect the potential penalties that a driver may face.

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Penalties For A First DUI Offense In Orange Or Seminole County

Following are the potential penalties that a driver may face for a first DUI conviction in Orlando and Seminole County, Florida: Please note that every case is different and the penalties will vary based on the facts of your individual case.

  • Up to a 12-month driver's license suspension
  • Up to six months in county jail, 12 months in jail if there was any property damage.
  • Fines and court fees of up to $1,000
  • Up to 12 months probation
  • 50 hours of community service
  • 10-day vehicle impoundment
  • DUI school
  • Victim awareness panel
  • Crash project (only in Seminole County)

Penalties For A Second Or Subsequent Conviction

Penalties will increase dramatically for a second conviction within five years or third conviction within 10 years and a fourth conviction. A second conviction within five years of your first carries with it a mandatory 10 days in jail and a maximum of nine months in jail; there is also a five-year suspension of your driver's license. A third conviction may actually be charged as a felony, punishable by up to five years in state prison and a 10-year driver's license suspension.

For a fourth DUI conviction there is the possibility of five years in state prison and a lifetime driver's license suspension with no possibility for a hardship license ever. This means you can never legally drive again in Florida.

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