Florida Third DUI Offense
Penalties for a Third DUI in Florida
If you've been arrested for a third DUI, then you are looking at felony
penalties for your offense:
- a year in jail
- fines up to $5,000
- license suspension for 10 years
- installation of an ignition interlock device for 2 years
A Third DUI And Your License
A 3rd DUI conviction in more than 10 years will result in a 180-day to
1-year revocation, unless the last 2 of the convictions fall within 5
years in which case a five-year revocation will apply. You are not eligible
for a hardship license, but must wait out the revocation period. A 3rd
DUI within a 10-year period will result in a 10-year revocation.
How to Reinstate Your License After a Third DUI
According to the
FHSMV, you must serve 2 years of this revocation period before being eligible
to apply for a hardship license in the Administrative Reviews Office (see
listing "Under Suspension - Need Driver License for Work") where
you live. You must complete DUI School, and treatment, if referred, and
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.
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