Second DUI Offense in Florida
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 are increased to
a year in jail, $4,000 in fines, and an ignition interlock device for
License Reinstatement for a 2nd DUI
FHSMV, You cannot reinstate early for hardship. The full revocation period must
be served before requesting driver license reinstatement.The second DUI
conviction within a five-year period 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.
If you wait to reinstate until after your revocation period ends, proof
of enrollment or completion of DUI School, and treatment, if referred,
is required. 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. Failure to complete treatment may result in cancellation
of your driver license.
At the time of reinstatement, whether for a hardship license or a full
license, you must take the required examination, and pay $115 administrative
fee and $60 reinstatement fee and any license fee required. Proof of liability
insurance on the arrest date will be required or proof of liability coverage
and a $15 reinstatement fee will be required.
FAQ & Legal Guides
Florida has some of the strictest DUI Laws in the United States.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Jonathan Blecher, P.A.
Arrested for your second DUI? Don't hesitate to contact Miami DUI Attorney
Jonathan Blecher. He has over three decades of experience defending the
criminally charged and has been extensively recognized for his skills.
With over 3,000 DUI cases successfully defended, you can rest assured
that he is well-equipped to handle your case as well. Contact Jonathan
Blecher, P.A. today!