2nd DUI Within 5 Years

2nd DUI Within 5 Years

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

Jail Time
A person convicted of a second time DUI (which took place within five years of a prior DUI) faces a minimum of 10 days in jail and a maximum of nine months in jail.  However, if the driver’s blood alcohol level was .15 or higher, or there was a minor in the vehicle, the maximum jail sentence is 12 months.

Between 6 and 12 months of probation.

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 a minimum of 5 years.

Possibility of a Business Purposes Only License for the Revoked Driver’s License
In the case of a second DUI conviction within five years of a prior DUI conviction, the person is not eligible for a Business Purposes the Only license on the revocation until one year of the five-year revocation has passed.

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 30 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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