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DUI Defense: Penalties for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in Florida

Arrested for drunk driving? Hire a Miami DUI attorney without delay! If you were recently arrested for driving under the influence (DUI), you may now be wondering what legal penalties you are up against. Although DUI is one of the most commonly committed crimes in Florida, state prosecutors have very little sympathy for those who have been accused of drinking and driving.

For this reason, you should take these charges seriously. Even a first-time offense could result in jail time, so there is no reason why you should wait any longer to get in touch with a Miami DUI defense lawyer at Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A. We are backed by 50+ years of experience, and we are ready to fight for you. Call us 24/7 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.
How Drunk Driving is Punished Under Florida Law In the state of Florida, the penalties imposed for DUI will ultimately depend on the circumstances surrounding your case. For example, you could expect to face much harsher penalties if you have been charged with your second or third DUI offense, or if you have been accused of causing an accident while driving under the influence. Similarly, higher blood alcohol levels could result in enhanced sentencing.

First DUI Conviction
  • Fines ranging between $500 and $2,000
  • Between six and nine months in county jail
  • License suspension for 180 days to one year
  • Mandatory 50 hours of community service
Second DUI Conviction
  • Fines ranging between $1,000 and $4,000
  • Between nine months and one year in county jail
  • License suspension for up to five years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device installation
Third DUI Conviction
  • Fines ranging between $2,000 and $5,000
  • Maximum of one year in county jail
  • License suspension for up to 10 years
  • Mandatory ignition interlock device installation
Hire a Firm that is Backed by 50+ Years of Experience After being arrested for DUI, time is of the essence. Not only could you be facing time behind bars, but your reputation might also be on the line. For this reason, you should move quickly to discuss the details of your case with the Miami DUI attorneys at Donet, McMillan & Trontz, P.A.

With more than five decades of collective experience to our name, we understand the ins and outs of Florida's DUI laws. In fact, we have helped countless people get their DUI charges reduced, or even completely dismissed. Find out what we can do for you by calling our office today. We are available to clients 24/7, either by phone or through email, so you can trust that we will be there for you when you need us most.