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Florida DUI and DWI Penalties

The penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) can be serious. Whether this is your first conviction or your fourth, you could face costly fines, jail time and the loss of your driver’s license.

It is vital that you work with an experienced defense attorney throughout the process. Your rights and freedoms are on the line, even with your first offense. The attorneys at Moses and Rooth Attorneys at Law, have extensive experience defending clients against DUI charges.

As former prosecutors, we know how to challenge the evidence against you. Call our Orlando lawyers for a free consultation about your DUI defense at 407-377-0150.

Penalties After a DUI Conviction in Orlando, FL

The penalties you face will depend on whether this is your first offense or if you have been convicted of DUI within the last 10 years.

  • First offense for DUI 
    • Fines — $500- $1,000
    • Jail — up to six months in the county jail
    • Vehicle impoundment — mandatory 10 days of vehicle impoundment
    • Probation — up to one year of supervised probation
    • Driver’s license suspension — can range from six months to a year suspension
    • Ignition interlock — up to six months
    • Additional penalties include a minimum of 50 hours of community service, an approved DUI Counter Attack School including a substance abuse evaluation with any recommended treatment, and the Victim Awareness Class
  • Second offense for DUI within five years of first DUI conviction
    • Fines — $500- $2,000
    • Jail — must serve a minimum of 10 days in the county jail and the maximum amount of jail time is nine months
    • Vehicle impoundment — mandatory 10 days of vehicle impoundment
    • Probation — up to one year of supervised probation
    • Driver’s license suspension — five years
    • Ignition interlock — a minimum of 12 months
    • Additional penalties include an approved DUI Counter Attack School including a substance abuse evaluation with any recommended treatment, and the Victim Awareness Class
  • Second offense for DUI outside five years of the first DUI conviction —
    • Fines — $500- $2,000
    • Jail — up to nine months in the county jail
    • Vehicle impoundment — mandatory 10 days of vehicle impoundment
    • Probation — up to one year of supervised probation
    • Driver’s license suspension — between six months and one year
    • Ignition interlock — a minimum of 12 months
    • Additional penalties include an approved DUI Counter Attack School including a substance abuse evaluation with any recommended treatment, and the Victim Awareness Class
  • Third offense for DUI within ten years of the first DUI conviction
    • Fines —- $1000- $5000
    • Jail — Must serve a minimum of 30 days in the county jail.The maximum amount of jail time is twelve months
    • Vehicle impoundment — mandatory 10 days of vehicle impoundment
    • Probation — up to one year of supervised probation
    • Driver’s license suspension — 10 years
    • Ignition interlock — a minimum of 24 months
    • Additional penalties include an approved DUI Counter Attack School including a substance abuse evaluation with any recommended treatment, and the Victim Awareness Class
  • Four or more DUI felony offense 
    • Fines — $1,000- $5,000
    • Jail — The maximum amount of jail time is five years
    • Vehicle impoundment — mandatory 10 days of vehicle impoundment
    • Probation — up to five years of supervised probation
    • Driver’s license suspension — permanent revocation
    • Ignition interlock — a minimum of 24 months
    • Additional penalties include an approved DUI Counter Attack School including a substance abuse evaluation with any recommended treatment, and the Victim Awareness Class

Additionally, if your blood alcohol content (BAC) is greater than .15, the penalties increase.

Our lawyers can explain the DUI penalties you face and help you understand your options. As skilled litigators, we stand ready to defend your interests at every stage of the process, from your initial arrest to trial.