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Attorney Richard E. Mirsky represents clients throughout the South Florida area, including Broward, Miami Dade, and Palm Beach counties.

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DUI Penalties

Penalties for DUI can be very harsh, including fine, license suspension, possible jail time and license revocation. The penalties for DUI in Florida are as follows:

First DUI Offense:

  • Fine of $500 – $1,000
  • Jail sentence of up to 6 months or probation for up to a year
  • Mandatory 50 hours of community service or additional $10 fine for each hour of community service required
  • Vehicle impoundment for 10 days
  • License revocation for a minimum of 6 months

Second DUI Offense:

  • Fine of $1,000 – $2,000
  • Jail sentence of up to 9 months
  • Minimum sentence of 10 days if convicted within 5 years of a first offense
  • Vehicle impoundment for 30 days
  • License revocation for a minimum of 6 months
  • 5-year license revocation if convicted within 5 years of a first offense

Third DUI Offense:

  • Fine of $1,000 – $2,500
  • Fine of $2,000 – $5,000 if convicted within 10 years of a first offense
  • Jail sentence of up to 12 months
  • Minimum sentence of 30 days if convicted within 10 years of a first offense
  • Vehicle impoundment for 90 days if convicted within 10 years of a first offense
  • License revocation for 5 years
  • 10-year license revocation if convicted within 10 years of a first offense

Fourth DUI Offense:

  • Minimum fine of $1,000
  • Jail sentence of up to 5 years
  • Mandatory permanent license revocation (not eligible for hardship license)