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A first DUI offense will earn you no more than 6 months of jail time and a possible penalty of $500 to $1000. You could also have your driver’s license suspended. However, if you’ve already had a DUI and are facing another charge, there are a few differences between the two you need to know. A second, third, fourth, or fifth DUI will all face slightly higher penalties. While a first-time offense could be overlooked as a mistake, a judge is less likely to forgive a repeated crime.
What Penalties Could I Face?
Just like a first-time offense, a second DUI will likely be a misdemeanor.
A person with a second DUI conviction will face both administrative and criminal penalties, including the following:
- License suspension for 12 to 18 months
- Jail time from 9 months to 5 years
- Fines ranging from $1,000 to $5,000
- License revocation of 5 years
- Ignition interlock device for 1 year
- 30-day vehicle impoundment
The severity of these penalties will depend on how recent your last DUI was. If your second conviction was less than 5 years after your first, you will face harsher punishments. A third will still be a misdemeanor if the last DUI occurred more than a decade ago, but if the previous DUI was sooner, your DUI would become a felony. Felonies come with increased punishment, meaning your jail time will be longer and your fines will be greater. For example, a third DUI conviction would be punishable by up to 5 years in prison and a $5,000 fine; however, if someone was killed while you were driving, the punishment could turn into 15–30 years in prison.
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If you’re facing another DUI charge, make sure you’re represented by a good Miami DUI attorney. Our lawyers at Jonathan Blecher have worked on more than 3,000 DUI and suspended license cases. Trust our experience and let us help defend your rights.
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