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

The penalties for a drunk driving conviction can vary widely, based on a number of factors, including prior record or lack of prior record, the blood alcohol level of the defendant who is charged with a crime, as well as a number of other considerations, general criminal history, the demeanor of the defendant. There are a whole number of ways that those factors can affect the penalties for a DUI. The standard minimum penalties, which are fairly common for a first DUI in the State of Florida, involve an adjudication of guilt, meaning a criminal conviction. A $500 fine, 50 hours of community service, level one DUI school, a victim impact panel which is a two hour class put on Mothers Against Drunk Driving, a 10 day tag impound requirement, as well as any sort of additional fines and costs that are assessed by the Court.

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