Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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Florida DUI/DWI Convictions:

First Offense:  Not more than 6 months in prison. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not more than 9 months.

Fines: Not less than $500, or more than $1,000. With Blood/Breath Alcohol Level (BAL) of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000.

Community Service:  Mandatory 50 hours of community service or additional fine of $10 for each hour of community service required.

Probation: Total period of probation and incarceration may not exceed 1 year.

Driver License Revocation:  Minimum 180 days revocation, maximum 1 year.

 

Second Offense: Not more than 9 months. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not more than 12 months. If second conviction within 5 years, mandatory imprisonment of at least 10 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive.

Fines:  Not less than $1,000, or more than $2,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $2,000, or more than $4,000.

Driver License Revocation: Second conviction within 5 Years: Minimum 5 years revocation. May be eligible for hardship reinstatement after 1 year. Other 2nd offenders same as first conviction.

 

Third Offense:  If third conviction within 10 years, mandatory imprisonment of at least 30 days. At least 48 hours of confinement must be consecutive. If third conviction more than 10 years, imprisonment for not more than 12 months.

Fines: More than 10 years from second: Not less than $2,000, or more than $5,000. With BAL of .15 or higher or minor in the vehicle: Not less than $4,000.

Driver License Revocation: Third Conviction Within 10 Years of the second conviction: minimum 10 years revocation. May be eligable for a hardship reinstatement after two years.

Florida BAC Per Se: 0.08

High BAC: .20 (up to 9 months incarceration for 1st offense, up to 12 months incarceration for 2nd offense.)

BAC Zero Tolerance: .02

Implied Consent Law/Test Refusal Consequences: Yes – 1st offense: Refusal is admissible in court as evidence and license is suspended for 1 year; 2nd offense: Refusal is a 1st degree misdemeanor and license is suspended for 18 months. An officer will issue the driver a temporary permit effective 12 hours after issuance that is valid for 10 days if the driver is eligible.

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