DUI Property Damage In Tampa, Florida
Property Damage From A DUI
A person convicted of a first time DUI in Tampa, Florida with property damage faces a maximum of one year in jail.
A person convicted of a first time DUI with property damage in Florida faces up to 12 months of probation.
A person convicted of a first time DUI with drunk driving property damage in Florida faces a minimum fine of $500 and a maximum fine of $1000. However, if the driver's blood alcohol level in Tampa 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 $1000 and the maximum fine is $2000.
Driver's License Revocation
For a person convicted of a DUI with drunk driving property damage, the Judge must revoke the person's driver's license for 6 to 12 months.
The possibility of a Business Purposes Only License for the Revoked Driver's License
After completing DUI School the driver may apply for a Business Purposes Only License.
Required only if the driver's blood alcohol level was .15 or higher.
A 10-day vehicle impound is required.
The driver must complete Level I DUI School and any recommended treatment.
The judge must order a person convicted of a first time DUI to complete 50 hours of community service. However, some judges will allow defendants to buy out some or all of the hours.
Court Costs and Costs of Prosecution:
The amounts of these fees vary.
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