Tampa DUI Sanctions

The Tampa DUI lawyers at The Law Office of Jeffrey M. Rich would like you to be informed of the consequences that come with a DUI conviction.  In Tampa, Florida, the statutory minimums for a conviction of DUI are outlined in Florida Statutes 316.193.  The sanctions imposed at the time the case is resolved will differ depending on whether it is a first offense, second or third.

 

FIRST CONVICTION:

(1) Adjudication of Guilt;
(2) Fine amount not less than $500 or more than $1000;
(3) Imprisonment not to exceed 6 months (No mandatory jail sentence for first conviction)
(4) Ignition Interlock Device to be installed in the person’s vehicle for 6 months if the breath sample exceeds .15 or if there was a minor in the vehicle;
(5) Completion of DUI Level I School and any required Counseling
(6) Probation up to 12 months
(7) Minimum of 50 hours of community service (Possible to buyout at $10 dollars an hour)
(8) 10 day vehicle impound (some exceptions depending on specific facts)

 

SECOND CONVICTION:

(1) Adjudication of Guilt;
(2) Fine amount not less than $1000
(3) Ignition Interlock Device for at least 1 year
(4) Imprisonment for a minimum of 10 days if the second conviction is within 5 years of the first; but for no more than 9 months; (No jail required if prior DUI conviction was 5 years or more prior.
(5) Completion of DUI Level II School
(6) 30 day vehicle impound (some exceptions depending on specific facts)
(7) Probation up to 12 months

 

THIRD CONVICTION:

(1) Possible felony conviction if the offense occurs within 10 years after a second conviction;
(2) Ignition Interlock Device to be installed in the person’s vehicle for at least 2 years;
(3) Fine amount not less than $2000
(4) Imprisonment for a minimum of 30 days if the offense occurs within 10 years of the second
(5) 90 day vehicle impound (some exceptions depending on specific facts)
(6) Probation