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FAQ: DUI Penalties

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What Are The DUI Penalties In Florida?

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, whether the driver has any prior DUI convictions

Any or all of this information will affect the potential penalties that a driver may face.

Contact The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates today if you are interested in finding out more about your specific charges and what potential penalties you could face. Our founder is a former prosecutor. Our DUI defense knowledge base is vast and deep. When you talk with a member of our legal team, you can also learn about the potential defenses to the charges you face.

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.

Contact A Skilled Defense Lawyer After A Drunk Driving Arrest

For immediate help with your DUI case, call The Law Office of Corey I. Cohen & Associates at 407-246-0066, or you may email our legal team directly for a prompt response about your case. The initial consultation is free.

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