What Are the Penalties for First Offense DUI in Florida?

The penalties for a DUI conviction can be severe and lasting. Misdemeanor DUI is a criminal traffic offense that can be enhanced based on prior convictions, high breath test results, a child present in the driver’s vehicle, crashes with injury or property damage, and several other factors.

In general, a first offense misdemeanor DUI is punishable in Florida by the following: 

Mandatory adjudication of guilt

Probation for 12 months

Jail up to 364 days 

Fine $500 to $2,000

Driver License Suspension for 6 to 12 months

Ignition Interlock Device for 6 to 12 months

DUI Alcohol Safety Course (12 hour) and any recommended treatment 

Victim Impact Panel (2 hour)

Community Service (50 hours)

Vehicle Impoundment (10 days)

No drugs or alcohol, random urinalysis

No driving without a valid drive license

Electronic Alcohol Monitoring

FR-44 insurance for 3 years

Travis Mydock is an expert and specialist when it comes to DUI defense in Saint Johns County, Florida. As a Board-Certified Criminal Trial Lawyer, he has the experience and reputation to help guide you successfully through this challenging time.

Attorney Mydock has the knowledge and skill to aggressively defend all aspects of your DUI case. He will consult with you on the best strategy for your case; from mitigation to litigation or a trial. He has defended 1000’s of cases including: First Offense, Second Offense within 5 years, Third Offense within 10 years, Fourth Offense, DUI serious bodily injury, and DUI manslaughter. 

Call Mydock Law at (904) 864-3002 for a free and confidential case evaluation. 

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