3rd DUI Within 10 Years of Another
Criminal Penalties For A Third DUI Conviction (Within 10 Years Of A Prior Conviction) in Florida
A person convicted of a third time DUI (which took place within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction) faces a minimum of 30 days in jail and a maximum of 5 years in Florida State Prison.
Mandatory Adjudication of Guilt
A severe consequence of a third DUI conviction within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction is that the Court must adjudicate the person guilty of a felony, making the person a convicted felon. Convicted felons lose important rights, including the right to vote, the right to hold public office, and the right to possess a firearm.
A person convicted of a third time DUI within 10 years of a prior conviction faces up to 5 years of probation.
The maximum fine is $5,000. 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 minimum fine is $4,000.
Driver’s License Revocation
The Judge must revoke the person’s driver’s license for at least 10 years.
Possibility of a Business Purposes Only License for the Revoked Driver’s License
A person with a third DUI conviction within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction may be eligible for a Florida Business Purposes the Only License after 2 years of the 10-year revocation.
A 2 year ignition interlock is required.
A 90 day vehicle impound is required.
The driver must complete Level II DUI School and any recommended treatment.
Persons convicted of a third DUI within 10 years of a prior DUI conviction are normally required to preform community service.
Court Costs and Costs of Prosecution:
The amounts of these fees vary.
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