What Are The Legal Consequences Of Getting A DUI In The State Of Florida?

Floridians would be better off to think before they drink. That’s because within the state of Florida, a DUI stays on your record for 75 years. That’s the court’s way of sending a message that if you drink and drive, you will be remembered for that for the rest of your life. Read below to learn what a DUI conviction means to you.

1st DUI Conviction

  • $250-1,000, depending on BAC and if driving with a minor
  • Mandatory 50 community service hours
  • One year driving probation
  • 8 hour-9 month jail time, depending on BAC
  • Minimum 2 year jail time for DUI that killed someone
  • 10 day vehicle impoundment
  • 6 month minimum driver license revocation

2nd DUI Conviction

  • $50-2,000, depending on BAC and if driving with a minor
  • 9-12 month jail time
  • 30 day vehicle impoundment
  • 5 year minimum driver license revocation

If the driver caught with a DUI causes a fatal Florida motorcycle accident and kills someone, the penalties are far harsher. This is considered a second-degree felony, called DUI Manslaughter when driving with alcohol or another drug in your system. In Florida, these individuals face jail time up to 15 years and a $10,000 fine. Be for warned, DUI drivers who flee the scene may face up to 30 years of jail time.

If you or your loved one were injured by a driver who was influenced by alcohol or drugs, contact the Law Offices of David Benenfeld. We offer a free consultation to discuss your case.