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What are the punishment for Drinking and Driving (DUI) in Florida?

Shot of a young driver keeping his head on a steering wheel and a policeman standing next to the car

The penalties for a Florida DUI are set by statute, governed by the number of prior DUI convictions and the circumstances of the incident.

 

Table of Offense

1st Offense 2nd Offense 3rd Offense
Jail time up to 6 months up to 9 months up to 12 months
Fines 500-100$ 1000-2000$ 2000-5000$
License Revocation 180 days to 1 year 180 days to 1 year 180 days to 1 year
IID(ignition interlock device) Possible  six months 2 years 2 years

The judge can also order a sobriety and drug monitoring.

Can you refuse a blood or breath test in Florida State?

Florida law required all drivers who are arrested for DUI to consent to giving breath, blood or urine to test the level of alcohol in their blood. Those drivers who refuse the process can get 18 month’s license suspension.

A breath test refusal by a driver with a prior refusal violation can be charged as a misdemeanour and carries a maximum fine of $1,000 and/or up-to one year in jail.

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