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Orlando DUI Penalties

There are numerous penalties associated with a DUI arrest and conviction. First, you face license suspension if you are arrested for DUI and either fail or refuse breath or blood testing to determine your blood alcohol concentration. Second, you may face imprisonment, fines, community service, DUI school, probation, alcohol treatment and license suspension if you are found guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs. To be found guilty, the prosecution must prove that you were operating a motor vehicle while with a blood alcohol level that is above the legal limit, and/or if your physical or mental abilities were impaired due to alcohol or drugs.

DUI Defense Attorneys in Orlando, Florida

It is the primary goal of the criminal defense attorneys at Finebloom & Haenel to help our clients avoid the penalties associated with an Orlando DUI conviction. We understand that there are lasting repercussions of imprisonment, fines and driver’s license suspension and that having a criminal record can ruin certain opportunities that you would have otherwise enjoyed.

Specific penalties for an Orlando DUI will depend upon whether this is your first, second, third or subsequent conviction. Additional factors that may influence your penalties include: your blood alcohol level, whether you were involved in an auto accident, whether you were speeding and whether a minor was in the vehicle with you. Following are the general penalties that you may face for a drunk driving conviction in Orlando (although these may vary depending upon the particular case as well as the jurisdiction):

  • First DUI Offense:
    • Fine $500-$1000
    • Up to 6 months in jail
    • Up to 12 months probation
    • License suspension
  • Second DUI Offense:
    • Fine $1000-$2000
    • 10 days to 9 months in jail
    • Minimum 12 months probation
    • License suspension
  • Third DUI Offense:
    • Fine $2000-$5000
    • 30 days to 12 months imprisonment
    • 24 months probation
    • License suspension

Contact an Orlando DUI lawyer at Finebloom & Haenel today to find out more about how you can avoid serious penalties for your case.

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