Multiple DUI Offenses in Florida
Facing criminal charges for multiple DUI offenses is serious. The
penalties that may be imposed upon a conviction for a second, third, fourth or even fifth DUI may be extremely harsh. In Florida, a third DUI offense within 10 years or a fourth DUI offense at any time may be charged as a
felony, resulting in very serious penalties as well as the burden of dealing with a felony conviction on one's record. This may affect more than the driver's immediate life, reputation and employment. It may also affect future employment, financial and housing opportunities.
Penalties for Third and Fourth DUI Convictions
In Florida, the penalties for a third or fourth DUI conviction are particularly serious. A third DUI conviction within 10 years, or a fourth DUI conviction at any time is a third degree felony, punishable by up to 5 years in state prison along with a fine of up to $5,000. Additional penalties may also be imposed, including vehicle impoundment, drug/alcohol education or rehabilitation, and community service. Administrative driver's license revocation will also be enforced by the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles: 10-year revocation for a third DUI conviction or permanent license revocation for a fourth DUI.
Have prior DUIs on your record?
Were you arrested for driving under the influence? Do you have one or more prior DUI convictions on your record? Talking to an aggressive Miami DUI lawyer is one of the most important things you can do at this point. You do have the opportunity to successfully challenge your charges and avoid a conviction as well as the penalties for multiple DUI offenses, but it will take a competent attorney to have the greatest opportunity at a successful resolution.
Would you like the best opportunity at avoiding the serious penalties associated with multiple DUI convictions in South Florida? Contact a Miami DUI attorney at the Law Office of Michael Mirer, P.A. today.