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DUI Penalties

dui Driving Under the Influence (DUI) in West Palm Beach is a serious crime that carries heavy penalties. If you have previously been convicted of Driving Under the Influence in Florida, you are well-aware of the consequences: jail time, exorbitant fines, alcohol education class fees, court costs, license suspension, mandatory ignition interlock, probation, community service and vehicle impoundment. For the Florida Statute regarding DUI penalties, see §316.193, Fla. Stat.

Penalties for DUIs in Florida are listed in the tables below:

For DUI Charges with Blood Alcohol Level of .08% to .15%
OffenseMaximum PenaltyFineLicense SuspensionIgnition Interlock
1st Offense6 months in jail$500-$1,0006 months-1 yearCourt discretion
2nd Offense: More Than 5 Years After 1st Offense9 months in jail$1,000-$2,0006 months-1 year1 year
2nd Offense: Less Than 5 Years After 1st Offense1 year in jail (minimum 10 days in jail)$1,000-$2,0005 years minimum1 year
3rd Offense: More Than 10 Years After 2nd Offense1 year in jail$2,000-$5,0001 year minimum2 years
3rd Offense: Less Than 10 Years After 2nd Offense5 years in prison (minimum 30 days in jail)$2,000-$5,00010 years minimum2 years
4th Offense5 years in jail$2,000 minimumpermanentn/a
For DUI Charges with Blood Alcohol Level Above .15% or with a Minor Child in the Vehicle
Offense Maximum Penalty Fine License Suspension Ignition Interlock
1st Offense9 months in jail$1,000-$2,0001 year minimum6 months
2nd Offense1 year in jail$2,000-$4,0005 years minimum2 years
3rd Offense1 year in jail$4,000 minimum10 years minimum2 years
4th Offense5 years in prison$4,000 minimumpermanentn/a

Commercial drivers are subject to stricter DUI conditions. If you are a commercial driver and are found to have .04% or higher BAL, refuse to submit to a sobriety or BAL test, or are caught driving while in possession of a controlled substance, your commercial driver's license will be suspended for 1 year. A second DUI conviction will result in the permanent suspension of your commercial driver's license.

Contact the Law Office of Roger P. Foley

A DUI defense lawyer from our Palm Beach County Criminal Defense firm can help you if you have been arrested for Driving Under the Influence. With an attorney from our West Palm Beach Criminal Defense firm on your side, you may possibly be acquitted, have your charges dismissed, have your charges reduced, or be able to complete a diversion program in lieu of criminal proceedings. Mr. Foley may be able to negotiate reduced charges, and, depending on the circumstances, may be able to get the charges dismissed altogether - that is always the goal. If you have been arrested for DUI in the Boca Raton, West Palm Beach or Boynton Beach area, take quick action and contact a Palm Beach County DUI Defense Attorney today.

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