2nd DUI Outside 5 Years

2nd DUI Outside 5 Years

Criminal Penalties For A Second DUI (Outside Five Years Of A Prior DUI Conviction) In Florida

Jail Time
A person convicted of a second time DUI (which took place outside five years of a prior DUI conviction) faces a maximum of 9 months in jail.  However, if the driver’s blood alcohol level was .15 or higher, the maximum jail sentence is 12 months.

Between 6 and 12 months of probation.

The fine range is between $1,000 and $2,000.  However, if the driver’s blood alcohol level was .15 or higher, or at the time of the offense a person under the age of 18 was present in the vehicle, the fine range is $2,000 to $4,000.

Driver’s License Revocation
The Judge must revoke the person’s driver’s license for 6 to 12 months.

Possibility of a Business Purposes Only License for the Revoked Driver’s License
A person with a DUI conviction outside of 5 years of a prior DUI conviction is not eligible for a Florida Business Purposes Only License. So, the person won’t be able to get their driver’s license back until both the court ordered revocation and the DHSMV ordered suspension have ended.

Ignition Interlock
A one-year ignition interlock is required.  However, if the driver’s blood alcohol level was .15 or higher the interlock is required for 2 years.

Vehicle Impound
A 10 day vehicle impound is required.

DUI School
The driver must complete Level II DUI School and any recommended treatment.

Community Service
Persons convicted of a second DUI within 5 years of a prior DUI conviction are normally required to perform community service.

Court Costs and Costs of Prosecution:
The amounts of these fees vary.

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