DUI Penalties

Florida has certain minimum punishments that are mandatory in every DUI conviction, but there is also a maximum discretionary punishment too. What follows are the listed minimum mandatory punishments with some notes for exceptions/maximums/enhancements.

First DUI

Conviction + Court Costs
$500 fine (max. $1,000)
6 months driver’s license suspension (max. 1 year)
6 months probation (max. 1 year)
DUI School – Level I
50 Community Service Hours
10 Vehicle Impoundment
Victim Impact Panel
NO jail minimum (max. 6 months)

Second DUI (within 5 years)

Conviction + Court Costs
$1,000 fine (max. $2,000)
5 Year Driver’s License Suspension
1 Year probation
DUI School
50 Community Service Hours
30 Vehicle Impoundment
Victim Impact Panel
10 days jail minimum (max. 9 months)

Second DUI (outside 5 years)

Conviction + Court Costs
$1,000 fine (max. $2,000)
1 Year Driver’s License Suspension
1 Year probation
DUI School – Level II
50 Community Service Hours
10 Vehicle Impoundment
Victim Impact Panel
1 Year Ignition Interlock Device
NO jail minimum (max. 9 months)

Third DUI (within 10 years)

Conviction + Court Costs
$5,000 fine
10 Year Driver’s License Suspension
1 Year probation
DUI School
90 Vehicle Impoundment
Victim Impact Panel
2 Year Ignition Interlock Device
30 days jail minimum (max. 12 months)

Third DUI (outside 10 years)

Conviction + Court Costs
$2,000 fine (max. $5,000)
5 Year Driver’s License Suspension
1 Year probation
DUI School
90 Vehicle Impoundment
Victim Impact Panel
2 Year Ignition Interlock Device
NO jail minimum (max. 12 months)

Fourth DUI (within a lifetime)

Conviction + Court Costs
$5,000 fine
Permanent Driver’s License Suspension
1 Year probation
DUI School
90 Vehicle Impoundment
Victim Impact Panel
2 Year Ignition Interlock Device
30 days jail minimum (max. 12 months)

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