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Florida's DUI Penalties

Avoid Harsh Penalties with Help from Former Prosecutor Jonathan Blecher

Have you been arrested for driving under the influence (DUI)? If so, you need to know about the potential penalties that you could be facing. Florida has some of the most severe DUI consequences in the nation, ranging from fines to prison sentences.

Due to the higher frequency of DUI-related offenses in the state, recent Florida legislation has passed to include even more severe penalties in an effort to stop drunk driving.

If you have been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida, it is essential to your freedom to speak with a Miami DUI attorney immediately after your arrest. Only a legal representative can help you fight criminal allegations and work hard to get charges dropped, dismissed, or reduced.

Florida's Harsh Penalties for Drunk Driving Convictions

Whether you have been charged with your first offense or multiple offenses, you can trust that my firm can represent you. Read more about DUI offenses and their associated penalties to better understand what consequences you may be facing in Florida.

First DUI Offense

  • Punishable by up to 6 months jail
  • Fines not exceeding $2,000
  • License suspension between 180 days to 1 year
  • Eligible for hardship license
  • Ignition interlock device installation for up to 6 months
  • Up to 50 hours of community service
  • Treatment program or diversion program
  • Vehicle impound for up to 10 days

Second DUI Offense

  • Punishable by up to 9 months in jail, or mandatory 10 days if within 5 years of previous DUI
  • Fines not exceeding $4,000
  • License suspension for up to 5 years, if within 5 years of prior DUI
  • Eligible for hardship license upon completion of DUI school
  • Ignition interlock device installation for up to 2 years
  • Vehicle impound for up to 35 days

Third DUI Offense

  • Third-degree felony charge if arrested within 10 years of prior DUI
  • Punishable by up to 12 months in jail, or mandatory 35 days if within 5 years of previous DUI
  • Up to $5,000 in fines
  • License suspension for 10 years
  • Eligible for hardship license after 2 years and upon completion of DUI school
  • Ignition interlock device installation for up to 2 years
  • Vehicle impound for 90 days

Fourth DUI Offense & Subsequent Offenses

  • Punishable by up to 5 years in jail
  • Minimum of $2,000 in fines
  • License suspension for life

Additional Consequences That Are Not Implemented by the Court

A felony DUI conviction can make it difficult to get a job, keep a job, gain admission to college, or apply for scholarships. In addition, multiple DUI offenses can affect your insurance premiums. No matter how you look at it, a DUI conviction will result in life-changing consequences.

At Jonathan Blecher, P.A., I am dedicated to fighting on your behalf to ensure that your rights are protected. As a former criminal prosecutor, I can use my unique experience to ensure that the prosecution does not take advantage of your case. I have more than 35 years of experience successfully handling thousands of DUI cases throughout Florida and I can use my knowledge for your legal battle!

Retain a Miami DUI Lawyer to Fight Your Charges

If you are ready to build a strong defense for the best chance of avoiding these penalties, contact Jonathan Blecher, P.A. as soon as possible. I use a forward-thinking approach to strategize your defense and I can evaluate your legal matter swiftly and with ease.

You only have 10 days after a DUI accident to get the ball rolling in most cases, so call me now at (305) 330-1976 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Why Choose Us?

  • More than 30 Years of Dedication & Experience
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  • Defended Thousands of People
  • Named a “Top Ten DUI Lawyer” by the Miami Herald
  • Defended More than 3,000 DUI Cases
  • Skilled Former Prosecutor

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