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DUI

Driving Under the Influence

Below are some of the penalties one might be facing depending on the type of DUI offense for which they are charged. Here at Benjamin & Melmer, LLC we have extensive experience dealing with all types of DUI offenses. From your administrative hearing before the Department of Motor Vehicles to your criminal trial, let us use our expertise to guide you through each step. If you or anyone you know has been arrested for or charged with DUI, please contact the attorney’s at Benjamin & Melmer, LLC.

1st Florida DUI Offense

  • Jail – 6 Months Maximum (BAL from .08 to less than .15)
  • Jail – 9 Months Maximum (BAL above .15)
  • Fine – From $500 to $1,000 (BAL from .08 to less than .15)
  • Fine – From $1,000 to $2,000 (BAL above .15) or Minor in Vehicle
  • License – Suspended from 180 Days to 1 Year
  • Hardship Reinstatement – Complete DUI School Prior to Hardship Application
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Up to 6 Months (Hardship Reinstatement BAL above.15)
  • Community Service Fine – $10 for Each Hour of Community Service Required
  • Community Service – 50 Hours
  • Treatment Program May Be Allowed in Lieu of Imprisonment
  • Vehicle Impound – 10 Days

2nd Florida DUI Offense

  • Jail – 9 Months Maximum (BAL from .08 to less than .15)
  • Jail – 12 Months Maximum (BAL above .15) or Minor in Vehicle
  • Jail – Mandatory 10 Days (If within 5 years of Previous DUI)
  • Fine – From $1,000 to $2,000 (BAL From .08 to less than .15)
  • Fine – From $2,000 to $4,000 (BAL Above .15) or Minor in Vehicle
  • License – Suspended for 5 Years (If within 5 years of previous)
  • License Suspension – Eligible for Hardship Reinstatement after 1 Year
  • Hardship Reinstatement – Complete DUI School
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Required for 1 Year (BAL from .08 to less than .15)
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Required for 2 Years (BAL above .15)
  • Vehicle Impound – 30 Days (If within 5 years of previous)

3rd Florida DUI Offense

  • Third Degree Felony (If Within 10 Years)
  • Jail – Up to 12 Months
  • Jail – Mandatory 30 Days (If 3rd Conviction within 10 Years)
  • Fine – From $2,000 to $5,000 (BAL from .08 to less than .15)
  • Fine –$4,000 Minimum (BAL above .15) or Minor in Vehicle
  • License – Suspended for 10 Years (If 3rd Conviction within 10 Years)
  • License Suspension – Eligible for Hardship Reinstatement after 2 Years
  • Hardship Reinstatement – Complete DUI School
  • Ignition Interlock Device – Required for 2 Years
  • Vehicle Impound – 90 Days (If 3rd Conviction within 10 Years)

4th Florida DUI Offense

  • Fine – $2,000 Minimum
  • Jail – Up to 5 Years
  • License – Suspended For Life – No Hardship Reinstatement