Second DUI Offense in Florida
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As with most criminal matters, repeated instances of DUI consequently mean heightened penalties for each instance. If you have been convicted for DUI in the last five years and have just been arrested for another DUI, you are facing more serious penalties than those before.
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What are the penalties for a second DUI?
A 2nd DUI conviction that occurs after 5 years of another conviction will result in a number of serious penalties, including the following:
- 180 day to 1 year license revocation (without hardship license)
- 9 months in jail
- up to $2,000 in fines
- installation of an ignition interlock device for up to a year
If your BAC levels were above .15%, then penalties are increased to a year in jail, $4,000 in fines, and an ignition interlock device for two years.
License Reinstatement for a 2nd DUI
According to FHSMV, you cannot reinstate early for reinstatement of your license due to hardship when serving penalty for a second DUI. The full revocation period must be served before requesting driver license reinstatement. The second DUI conviction within a five-year period of the first will result in a five-year revocation.
You may apply for a hardship license at the Administrative Reviews Office after serving one year from effective date of revocation. DUI School, and treatment, if referred, must be completed and you must have a favorable recommendation from the Special Supervision Services Program to be eligible for a hardship license. If given approval to reinstate early for hardship, you must present this approval to the driver license office. You must remain in the Special Supervision Services Program for the duration of the revocation period to retain your hardship license.
Even if you wait until the revocation period ends in order to apply for reinstatement of your license, you will still need to provide proof that you completed or are enrolled in the required DUI school and treatment. Failure to complete the course within 90 days after reinstatement will result in cancellation of your driver license by the department until the course is completed.
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