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Defending Repeat DUI Charges in Seminole County

A first-time DUI conviction results in serious penalties, such as jail time, expensive fines, and a suspended license. However, if you are charged with a DUI for the second time, then the consequences of the crime are much more severe. It is imperative to obtain experienced legal representation from a qualified criminal defense attorney.

At The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A., we are committed to protecting the rights, reputations, and freedom of all of our clients facing criminal charges in Florida. With more than 24 years of collective experience, our Seminole County lawyer has an extensive understanding of state DUI laws and court processes to guide you through the complexities of the legal system.

Are you facing a second DUI in Florida? Call The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. today at 407-862-9222 or contact us online to meet with our Seminole County DUI lawyer!

What are the Consequences of a Second DUI in Florida?

In Florida, repeat offenders face serious penalties. Furthermore, if convicted of a second DUI within five years, the individual must serve mandatory jail time. Moreover, penalties further increase if the driver’s BAC was .15% or higher if they caused property damage or injury in a collision, or if a passenger under 18 was in the vehicle at the time of the arrest.

Second DUI penalty conviction within five years of the first conviction:

  • Maximum jail sentence of nine months (with a mandatory minimum of 10 days), if the BAC is .08% or more
  • Maximum jail sentence of 12 months (with a mandatory minimum of 10 days), if the BAC is .15% or more
  • Fines of up to $2,000, if the BAC is .08% or more
  • Fines of up to $4,000, if the BAC is .15% or more
  • Probation of up to one year
  • License suspension for five years
  • Ignition interlock device for up to one year
  • Completion of DUI school

Penalties for a second DUI conviction outside five years of the first conviction:

  • Maximum jail sentence of nine months, if BAC is .08% or more
  • Maximum jail sentence of 12 months, if BAC is .15% or more
  • Fines of up to $2,000, if the BAC is .08% or more
  • Fines of up to $4,000, if the BAC is .15% or more
  • Probation of up to one year
  • License suspension for one year
  • Ignition interlock device for up to one year
  • Completion of DUI school

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In addition to getting a permanent mark on your criminal record, not having the ability to drive for a long period of time can make your life difficult without reliable transportation. Do not hesitate to get legal help in order to get your life back on track immediately.

We encourage you to contact The Law Office of David A. Webster, P.A. as soon as possible to learn more about your case and how we can help you: 407-862-9222.