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Driving under the influence, or "DUI," is an extremely common charge throughout the State of Florida and across the United States as a whole. We hear about it in the news every day, with celebrities, athletes, and even judges being arrested for suspicion of DUI.

The law regarding DUI and what constitutes probable cause to arrest for this offense has rapidly evolved over recent years. Without an experienced Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney representing you, a conviction is more likely in your DUI case. 

The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Grossman, LLC has successfully defended thousands of clients against DUI charges, often resulting in dismissal of the charge altogether. Our Fort Lauderdale DUI lawyer is experienced and knowledgeable on Florida DUI laws. We'll use those skills to fight your case.

Our Fort Lauderdale DUI attorney is available to assist you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call (954) 280-8811 or visit our contact page to schedule your free DUI consultation. 

DUI Penalties in Florida

DUI, or driving under the influence, or DWI, driving while intoxicated, is punishable by law in the State of Florida. The charge means that the defendant's normal faculties were compromised, and the person was found driving erratically or otherwise not complying with the laws of the State.

It must be proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant was driving while having a breath or blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher or being impaired by other intoxicants.

First DUI Penalties

For first-time convictions, DUI defendants will receive up to 6 months of jail time (or 9 months, if you had a minor in the vehicle or you had a BAC of .15). The total jail time and probation for a first DUI will be 12 months at the highest.

Per the judge’s discretion, a first-time DUI jail sentence could instead be served at an alcoholism or drug abuse treatment program.

Defendants are also required to serve 50 hours of community service. Fines for a first DUI are between $500-$2,000, but the fine could be as high as $4,000 if you had a .15 BAC or a minor in the vehicle.

Second DUI Penalties

As you might expect, the penalties for a second DUI conviction are harsher than a first-time conviction. Judges can sentence defendants to as much as 9 months of jail time, but defendants are unlikely to serve their time in an alcoholism or drug abuse rehab center.

If the second conviction is less than 5 years after the first, then the judge is required to sentence you to at least 10 days of incarceration time.

Second-time DUI convictions also come with 50 hours of mandatory community service. Defendants will be on probation for up to a year, and they’ll be forced to pay between $1,000 and $2,000 in fines.

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