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DUI PENALTIES IN FLORIDA


DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE PENALTIES | JACKSONVILLE DUI ATTORNEY


Under Florida law, a person convicted of DUI will be subjected certain minimum mandatory penalties. The severity of these penalties will vary according to the number of prior convictions, the driver’s blood alcohol level, and whether the incident caused property damage, death, or serious bodily injury.


The following article outlines the potential penalties for DUI as mandated by Section 316.193, Florida Statutes.


First Time DUI Penalties- Florida


The penalties for a first time DUI in Florida are as follows:


First Time DUI With Blood Alcohol Level Above .15


The penalties for a first time DUI with a blood alcohol level above .15 in Florida are as follows:


Second DUI Within 5 Years of First DUI Conviction


The penalties for a second DUI in Florida within 5 years of a first conviction are as follows:


Second DUI Outside 5 Years of First DUI Conviction


The penalties for a second DUI in Florida outside 5 years of a first conviction are as follows:


Second DUI Outside 5 Years of First DUI Conviction (BAL Above .15)


The penalties for a second DUI in Florida outside 5 years of a first conviction, with a blood alcohol level above .15, are as follows:


Third DUI Within 10 Years of Prior DUI Conviction


The penalties for a third DUI in Florida within 10 years of a prior conviction are as follows:


Third DUI Within 10 Years of Prior DUI Conviction (BAL Above .15)


The penalties for a third DUI in Florida within 10 years of a prior conviction, with a blood alcohol level above .15, are as follows:


Third DUI Outside 10 Years of Prior DUI Conviction


The penalties for a third DUI in Florida outside 10 years of a prior conviction are as follows:


Fourth DUI in a Lifetime


The penalties for a Fourth DUI in Florida are as follows:


Other DUI Penalty Enhancements


The penalties for a DUI in Florida may be further increased if the incident causes property damage, serious bodily injury, or death.



If you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence in Jacksonville, Duval County, Clay County, or Nassau County, Florida, you may have defenses available to contest the charge or minimize potential penalties. Contact our criminal defense attorney in Jacksonville for a free consultation.

FLORIDA DUI STATUTE