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What are the penalties for a drunk driving conviction in Florida?

Posted by Michael G. Butash | Aug 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

What are the penalties for a drunk driving conviction in Florida?

That's going to depend on your facts of the case and also your prior driving history, and particularly whether or not you have any prior DUI convictions. Now, if you blew over the legal limit and that blow was above a .15 you face an increased fine. If you have a prior DUI conviction and that DUI conviction was within a 5-year period you face a minimum mandatory jail sentence. Additionally, a DUI conviction could cause you to be what's called a habitual traffic offender in the state of Florida and you could lose your driver's license for 5 years. Therefore I always suggest that you consult with an attorney to discuss your case.

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Michael G. Butash

Michael G. Butash Stetson University College of Law Florida State University Former State Prosecutor Mike grew up in the Tampa Bay area and graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1997. He was immediately hired as an Assistant State Attorney for the 6th Judicial Circuit (Pinellas/...


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