DUI Penalties in Miami

Helping You Avoid Facing Harsh DUI Punishments

Florida has some of the most severe punishments when it comes to a DUI conviction. Whether this is your first or third DUI offense, the risks involved can put your name, your freedom, and even your finances in jeopardy. That is why as soon as you have been arrested for a DUI charge in Miami, make sure that you secure the legal services of Fischer Redavid PLLC. We are an esteemed firm that can deliver the results that you want and deserve. From 2015 to 2016, our skilled DUI attorney had a perfect record of successful representation. In the seven DUI trials that we had, all our clients have been acquitted of their DUI charges. When you contact our firm, we are prepared to do the same for you. We are knowledgeable in proven DUI defense strategies and unafraid to think outside the box for other approaches in helping you avoid facing harsh DUI punishments.

Our Miami DUI lawyer is available for all your legal need 24/7. Contact (305) 400-0074 for a free consultation today!

Florida DUI Penalties

Under Florida law, every DUI conviction has certain mandatory minimum punishments. However, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, the prosecutor may decide to push for “enhanced” penalties or a maximum discretionary punishment. We listed the minimum mandatory penalties below to give you an idea on what you are up against with a DUI conviction.

First DUI offense:

  • Conviction and court costs
  • $500 to $1000 fine
  • Six months to one-year suspension of driver’s license
  • Six months to a year of probation
  • Level I of DUI school
  • 50 hours of community service
  • 10-day vehicle impoundment
  • Victim impact panel
  • Up to six months jail time

Second DUI office (within five years of previous DUI):

  • Conviction and court costs
  • $1,000 to $2,000 fine
  • Five-year suspension of driver’s license
  • One-year probation
  • DUI school
  • 50 hours of community service
  • 30-day vehicle impoundment
  • Victim impact panel
  • 10 days to nine months jail time

Second DUI (outside the five years of previous DUI):

  • Conviction and court costs
  • $1,000 to $2,000 fine
  • One-year suspension of driver’s license
  • One-year probation
  • Level II of DUI school
  • 50 hours of community service
  • 10-day vehicle impoundment
  • Victim impact panel
  • One-year ignition interlock device
  • Up to 9 months jail time

Third DUI (within 10 years of previous DUI):

  • Conviction and court costs
  • $5,000 fine
  • 10-year suspension of driver’s license
  • One-year probation
  • DUI School
  • 90-day vehicle impoundment
  • Victim impact panel
  • Two-year ignition interlock device
  • 30 days to 12 months jail time

Third DUI (outside the 10 years of previous DUI):

  • Conviction and court costs
  • $2,000 to $5000 fine
  • Five-year suspension of driver’s license
  • One-year probation
  • DUI School
  • 90-day vehicle impoundment
  • Victim impact panel
  • Two-year ignition interlock device
  • Up to 12 months jail time

Fourth DUI (within a lifetime):

  • Conviction and court costs
  • $5,000 fine
  • Permanent suspension of driver’s license
  • One-year probation
  • DUI School
  • 90-day vehicle impoundment
  • Victim impact panel
  • Tow-year ignition interlock device
  • 30 days to 12 months jail time

Defending Your Driving Privileges in Miami

Upon your DUI arrest, your driver’s license is subject to suspension under the jurisdiction of the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV). The police officer will issue you a ticket that you can use as your temporary permit to drive. The ticket is valid for 10 days and you can either request for an administrative hearing with the DHSMV or give up your right to a hearing in exchange for a hardship license.

The DMV hearing is a separate action and less formal proceeding that only concerns your driver’s license. If you wish to go through the DMV hearing, our Miami DUI attorney is prepared to represent you throughout the whole process. We can challenge the evidence presented against you, cross-examine witnesses, and help you restore your driving privileges. However, in the event that your license have already been suspended before speaking with us, you can still obtain a driving permit through a hardship license.

There are two types of hardship license:

  • Business Purposes Only- This permit authorizes you to drive to and from work, school, church, doctor or other places necessary in maintaining your livelihood.
  • Employment Purposes Only-This permit is more restricted and can only allow you to drive to and from work or any on-the-job purposes as required by your employer.

Fischer Redavid PLLC recognizes the importance of your driving privileges in your day-to-day routine. When you entrust your DUI case with us, we not only ensure that your driver’s license is protected, we also protect you from facing all the other penalties for DUI. Since 2016, our winning streak has never faltered and we are committed to keeping it that way for years to come.

Secure the services of our DUI lawyer in Miami when you schedule a free consultation at (305) 400-0074!

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