Driving under the influence (DUI) is a serious and criminal offense in Florida. Not only can it land drivers in jail and without a license, but it can also cause serious harm and even death to other drivers on the road. Drives will receive a DUI if their breath alcohol levels are 0.08 or higher, and the penalties depend on the number of convictions.

Miami, FL — (SBWIRE) — 01/13/2022 — The first conviction typically results in a fine anywhere from $500 to $2,000. If the blood alcohol concentration was 0.15 or more, then the fine will be $1,000 minimum, but no more than $2,000. This is also true if there was a minor present in the vehicle.

First-time convictions may also accrue 50 hours of community service, with the combined duration of probation and incarceration periods lasting no more than one year – jail time for first-time offenses can range from 180 days to nine months depending on the scenarios.

A second conviction within five years of the first will result in 10 days of jail time, a five-year license suspension, and a 30-day vehicle impoundment. Judges may sentence no more than one year of jail time, along with fines ranging from $2,000 to $4,000 if the blood alcohol level was 0.15 or higher or if a minor was present in the vehicle.

A third conviction within ten years of a previous offense can result in a felony. This typically means 30 days to five years of jail time, 90-day car impoundment, and a ten-year license suspension. A minimum fine of $4,000 will be issued if the blood alcohol level was 0.15 or higher or if a minor was present in the vehicle.

If you have a traffic ticket you would like to fight, such as a speeding ticket, contact a Miami traffic attorney. If you have reason to believe you unfairly received a red light ticket, contact a red light camera violation attorney.

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