Minimum Sentences For A DUI

The statutory minimums for a conviction of DUI are outlined in Florida Statutes, Chapter 316.193.

A summary of the penalties for DUI in Florida are:

DUI First Conviction:

  1. Adjudication of Guilt;
  2. Fine amount not less than $500 or more than $1000;
  3. Imprisonment not to exceed 6 months;
  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 not to exceed 12 months;
  7. Minimum of 50 hours of community service;
  8. Court-ordered driver’s license suspension;
  9. 10 day vehicle impound.

Second DUI Conviction:

  1. Adjudication of guilt;
  2. Fine amount not less than $1000 or more than $2000;
  3. Ignition Interlock Device to be installed in the person’s vehicle 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;
  5. Completion of DUI Level II School and any required counseling; (6) 30 day vehicle impound;
  6. 30 day vehicle impound;
  7. Probation not to exceed 12 months;
  8. Court-ordered driver’s license suspension.

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 or more than $5000;
  4. Imprisonment for a minimum of 30 days if the offense occurs within 10 years of the second; but no more than 12 months;
  5. 90 day vehicle impound;
  6. Probation for at least 24 months;
  7. Court-ordered driver’s license suspension.