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  • Tavares Office

    Address

    203 N. St. Clair Abrams Avenue
    Tavares, Florida 32778-3259

  • Inverness Office

    Address

    303 Tompkins Street
    Suite 180
    Inverness, Florida 34450

    Phone

    352-344-1882

  • Clermont Office

    Address

    481 E. Highway 50
    #201
    Clermont, Florida 34711

    Phone

    352-242-1933

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    Following my car accident I was referred by a friend to Largey Law Firm. Chris Largey agreed to take my case. He and Rosie along with his staff were very reassuring that they would take care if all my legal issues dealing with the insuran...
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    As a family law attorney, I had the opportunity to work with Chris in a case involving an injunction that was part of a family law matter that I was involved in. I wholeheartedly recommend him as a criminal law attorney. In my opinion, he ...
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    — Marc Lovric

Understanding Florida’s Tough DUI Laws

The state of Florida defines a DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol, chemical or controlled substances) as an offense that can be proved by showing the impairment of a person’s normal faculties or a blood alcohol/breath alcohol level of 0.08 or above.

The penalties for each DUI conviction are as follows:

  • First conviction — For a first conviction, the fine is $500–1,000. If the blood alcohol level (BAL) is found to be higher than 0.15 or there was a minor in the vehicle, the fine is raised to $1,000–2,000. A first conviction also carries a mandatory 50-hour community service requirement or an additional fine of $10 for each required hour. In addition, a first DUI conviction may carry a total combined incarceration/probation period of no more than one year.
  • Second conviction — A second DUI conviction carries a fine of $1,000–2,000. With a BAL of 0.15 or higher or a minor present in the car, the fine escalates to $2,000–4,000. A second conviction may also result in no more than nine months of imprisonment (12 months for a higher BAL or a minor present in the car).
  • Third conviction — If the defendant’s third DUI conviction occurs more than 10 years after the second conviction, the fine is between $2,000–5,000. With a BAC of 0.15 or higher or a minor in the car, the fine is at least $4,000. Imprisonment for a third conviction is one year or less if more than 10 years have passed since the second conviction. However, if less than 10 years have passed, the defendant is subject to a mandatory imprisonment period of at least 30 days.
  • Fourth or subsequent conviction — The fine for any subsequent convictions is at least $2,000. Prison time for a fourth/subsequent offense should not exceed five years but is also subject to Florida statutes regarding habitual or violent offenders. These are considered third degree felonies.

If you have recently been arrested on DUI charges, seek legal counsel as soon as possible to protect your rights. Contact a criminal defense attorney today to discuss your options.